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Published: 02 October 2014

328 Pages | 8 b/w line drawings


ISBN: 9780199662678

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Philosophical Theory meets Scientific Practice

Phyllis Illari and Federica Russo

  • A guide to many issues of causality with many examples, both simplified ones (such as the well-known 'smoking causes cancer') and real scientific ones (such as research conducted on biomarkers of disease in the EU funded project 'EXPOsOMICS')
  • A comprehensive guide to the numerous accounts, theories, and concepts of causality developed in the last decade
  • Provides a map of where causality accounts stand and how they can be related to scientific problems
  • Puts the philosophical work on causality into context within the sciences
  • Makes challenging philosophical ideas accessible to students at advanced undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels