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The Facts of Causation : International Library of Philosophy - D.H. Mellor

The Facts of Causation

International Library of Philosophy

Hardcover Published: 22nd June 1995
ISBN: 9780415097796
Number Of Pages: 264
For Ages: 18 years old

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"The Facts of Causation" grapples with one of philosophy's most enduring issues. Causation is central to all of our lives. What we see and hear causes us to believe certain facts about the world. We need that information to know how to act and how to cause the effects we desire.
D. H. Mellor, a leading scholar in the philosophy of science and metaphysics, offers a comprehensive theory of causation. Many questions about causation remain unsettled. In science, the indeterminism of modern physics and genetics have made such questions considerably harder for philosophers to answer. While progress has been made, a complete account of the nature and cosequences of causation is long overdue. This major study provides that account.

Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Deterministic Causationp. 6
The Chances of Effectsp. 21
Interpretations of Probabilityp. 31
Chancep. 44
Indeterministic Causationp. 52
Raising the Chances of Effectsp. 67
Causes as Meansp. 79
Degrees of Effectivenessp. 93
Factual Causes and Effectsp. 106
Eventsp. 121
Particular Causes and Effectsp. 130
Affecting Particularsp. 140
Causal Relationsp. 156
Causal Factap. 170
Propertiesp. 185
Lawsp. 200
Timep. 219
Bibliographyp. 244
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9780415097796
ISBN-10: 0415097797
Series: International Library of Philosophy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 22nd June 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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