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Physical Causation : Cambridge Studies in Probability, Induction, and Decision Theory - Phil Dowe

Physical Causation

Cambridge Studies in Probability, Induction, and Decision Theory

By: Phil Dowe

Hardcover Published: 12th July 2000
ISBN: 9780521780490
Number Of Pages: 236

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Physical Causation discusses in a systematic way an original, positive account of causation: the conserved quantities account of causal processes that Phil Dowe has been developing over the past ten years. Dowe offers a clear and original account of causation based firmly in contemporary science. This is an important, original book that will be widely discussed among philosophers and students working in contemporary metaphysics and philosophy of science, and also scientists with an interest in foundational issues.

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'This book ... contains a detailed analysis of the notion of causality ... The author's favourite solution of the conflict between quantum mechanics and Einstein's 'physical reality' in terms of 'backward causation' is fully discussed.' ASLIB Book Guide

Acknowledgements
Horses for courses: causation and the task of philosophy
Hume's legacy: regularity, counterfactual and probabilistic theories of causation
Transference theories of causation
Process theories of causation
The conserved quantity theory
Prevention and omission
Connecting causes and effects
The direction of causation and backwards-in-time causation
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521780490
ISBN-10: 0521780497
Series: Cambridge Studies in Probability, Induction, and Decision Theory
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 12th July 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.75  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.45

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