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Efficient causation : a history

Author: Tad M Schmaltz
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series: Oxford philosophical concepts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume is a collection of new essays by specialists that trace the concept of efficient causation from its discovery (or invention) in ancient Greece, through its development in late antiquity, the medieval period, and modern philosophy, to its use in contemporary metaphysics and philosophy of science.
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Efficient causation.
2014
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tad M Schmaltz
ISBN: 9780199395583 0199395586
OCLC Number: 941183528
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (colour).
Contents: Introduction ; Tad M. Schmaltz ; Part I Ancient and Medieval ; 1. Aristotle and the Discovery of Efficient Causation, Thomas M. Tuozzo ; Reflection: Representations of Efficient Causation in the Iliad, Tobias Myers ; 2. Efficient Causation in the Stoic Tradition, R. J. Hankinson ; 3. Efficient Causation in Late Antiquity and the Earlier Medieval Era, Ian Wilks ; 4. Efficient Causation: From Ibn Sina to Ockham, Kara Richardson ; Reflection: Efficient Causation and Musical Inspiration, Anna Harwell Celenza ; Part II Modern ; 5. Efficient Causation: From Suarez to Descartes, Tad M. Schmaltz ; 6. Efficient Causation in Spinoza and Leibniz, Martin Lin ; Reflection: Reason, Calculating Machines and Efficient Causation, Matthew L. Jones ; 7. Efficient Causation in Malebranche and Berkeley, Lisa Downing ; 8. Efficient Causation in Hume, P. J. E. Kail ; 9. Efficient Causation in Kant, Eric Watkins ; Part III Contemporary ; 10. Contemporary Efficient Causation: Humean Themes, Douglas Ehring ; Reflection:Efficient Causation in Art, Tina Rivers ; 11. Contemporary Efficient Causation: Aristotelian Themes, Stephen Mumford ; Bibliography ; Pre-20th-Century Sources ; 20th- and 21st-Century Literature ; Index
Series Title: Oxford philosophical concepts.
Responsibility: Tad M. Schmaltz.
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