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Getting causes from powers

Author: Stephen Mumford; Rani Lill Anjum
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Causation is everywhere in the world: it features in every science and technology. But how much do we understand it? Mumford and Anjum develop a new theory of causation based on an ontology of real  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Mumford; Rani Lill Anjum
ISBN: 9780199695614 019969561X 9780198709626 0198709625
OCLC Number: 949799640
Description: 254 p.
Contents: Preface ; 1. Passing Powers Around ; 2. Modelling Causes as Vectors ; 3. Against Necessity ; 4. Reductionism, Holism, and Emergence ; 5. Simultaneity ; 6. Explanation, Absences, and Counterfactuals ; 7. The Logic of Causation ; 8. Primitive Modality ; 9. Perceiving Causes ; 10. A Biologically Disposed Theory of Causation ; Conclusion ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Stephen Mumford; Rani Lill Anjum.


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...their book is still the kind of book I would like to have written, and certainly a book I would urge everyone who cares to read. * Boris Hennig, Philosophical Quarterly * brimming with innovation Read more...

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