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Causation, evidence, and inference

Author: Julian Reiss
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2015.
Series: Routledge studies in the philosophy of science, 15.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, Reiss argues in favour of a tight fit between evidence, concept and purpose in our causal investigations in the sciences. There is no doubt that the sciences employ a vast array of techniques to address causal questions such as controlled experiments, randomized trials, statistical and econometric tools, causal modeling and thought experiments. But how do these different methods relate to each other  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Reiss
ISBN: 9780415394222 0415394228
OCLC Number: 903688084
Description: x, 258 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Causation in a Complex World Part I: Evidence 2. What's Wrong with Our Theories of Evidence? 3. Evidence in Context Part II: Singular Causation 4. Counterfactuals, Thought Experiments and Singular Causal Inference in History 5. Counterfactuals in the Social Sciences 6. Contrastive Causation 7. Singular Causation without Counterfactuals Part III: Causal Laws 8. Time Series, Nonsense Correlations, and the Principle of the Common Cause 9. Causal Laws in Biomedical and Social Research: Evidence, Inference, and Purpose Part IV: Semantics 10. Third Time's a Charm: Causation, Science, and Wittgensteinian Pluralism 11. Causation in the Biomedical and Social Sciences: An Inferentialist Account
Series Title: Routledge studies in the philosophy of science, 15.
Responsibility: by Julian Reiss.

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Aims to illuminate and contribute to the contemporary debate about causality in philosophy and science at a level accessible to the non-specialist. This book treats methodological issues alongside  Read more...

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