The Oxford Handbook of Causation (Oxford Handbooks)

The Oxford Handbook of Causation (Oxford Handbooks)


Causation is a vital subject in lots of components of philosophy. In metaphysics, philosophers need to know what causation is, and the way it's relating to legislation of nature, chance, motion, and freedom of the desire. In epistemology, philosophers examine how causal claims could be inferred from statistical information, and the way causation is said to belief, wisdom and rationalization. within the philosophy of brain, philosophers need to know no matter if and the way the brain could be stated to have causal efficacy, and in ethics, even if there's a ethical contrast among acts and omissions and even if the ethical price of an act may be judged in line with its effects. And causation is a contested thought in different fields of enquiry, akin to biology, physics, and the legislation.
This e-book presents an in-depth and finished evaluate of those and different issues, in addition to the heritage of the causation debate from the traditional Greeks to the logical empiricists. The chapters offer surveys of up to date debates, whereas frequently additionally advancing novel and arguable claims; and every encompasses a accomplished bibliography and recommendations for additional examining. The ebook is hence the main finished resource of data approximately causation at the moment to be had, and should be precious for upper-level undergraduates via to expert philosophers.

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