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Published: 11 October 2021

424 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197585412


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Causation with a Human Face

Normative Theory and Descriptive Psychology

James Woodward

Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Science

  • Provides one of the first extended integrated treatments of both the philosophical and psychological literatures on normative and descriptive accounts of causal reasoning
  • Explores a key ongoing dispute in the philosophical literature--the strengths and limitations of the method of cases--in the context of causal reasoning
  • Presents methodological assessments of some prominent psychological theories and experiments, including issues raised by ambiguous verbal probes and subject heterogeneity
  • Relates the methodological issues on intuitions and judgments about cases to both psychologists and philosophers