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Making a difference : essays on the philosophy of causation

Author: Helen Beebee; Christopher Hitchcock; Huw Price
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017.
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Making a Difference presents new essays on causation and counterfactuals by an international team of experts. The topics range from the semantics of counterfactuals and the context-sensitivity of causal claims, through mechanisms and structural equation models, to mental causation and free will.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)965760243
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Beebee; Christopher Hitchcock; Huw Price
ISBN: 9780191809132 0191809136 9780191063916 0191063916
OCLC Number: 969543669
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction / Helen Beebee, Christopher Hitchcock, and Huw Price --
Causal counterfactuals and impossible worlds / Daniel Nolan --
Two interpretations of the Ramsey test / Rachael Briggs --
Pragmatic explanations of the proportionality constraint on causation / Cei Maslen --
Causation, intervention, and agency : Woodward on Menzies and Price / Huw Price --
The glue of the universe / David Braddon-Mitchell --
Actual causation: What's the use? / Christopher Hitchcock --
Can structural equations explain how mechanisms explain? / Nancy Cartwright --
The problem of counterfactual isomorphs / Peter Menzies --
Cause without default / Thomas Blanchard and Jonathan Schaffer --
Difference-making, closure and exclusion / Brad Weslake --
The program model, difference-makers, and the exclusion problem / Philip Pettit --
Intervening in the exclusion argument / James Woodward --
My brain made me do it : the exclusion argument against free will, and what's wrong with It / Christian List and Peter Menzies --
Epiphenomenalism for functionalists / Helen Beebee --
The consequence argument disarmed : an interventionist perspective / Peter Menzies.
Responsibility: edited by Helen Beebee, Christopher Hitchcock and Huw Price.

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