Causal Nets, Interventionism, and Mechanisms: Philosophical by Alexander Gebharter

By Alexander Gebharter

This monograph seems at causal nets from a philosophical standpoint. the writer indicates that you can construct a normal philosophical conception of causation at the foundation of the causal nets framework that may be fruitfully used to shed new mild on philosophical concerns. assurance contains either a theoretical in addition to application-oriented method of the subject.

The writer first counters David Hume’s problem approximately even if causation is anything ontologically actual. the assumption at the back of this can be that stable metaphysical options may still behave analogously to stable theoretical strategies in medical theories. within the technique, the writer bargains help for the speculation of causal nets as certainly being an accurate concept of causation.

Next, the publication bargains an application-oriented method of the topic. the writer exhibits that causal nets can examine philosophical matters relating to causation. He does this by way of exemplary functions. the 1st comprises an review of Jim Woodward’s interventionist concept of causation. the second one bargains a contribution to the recent mechanist debate.

Introductory chapters define the entire formal fundamentals required. This is helping make the publication helpful if you aren't accustomed to causal nets, yet attracted to causation or in instruments for the research of philosophical matters relating to causation.

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