Making a Difference
Essays on the Philosophy of Causation
Edited by Helen Beebee, Christopher Hitchcock, and Huw Price
Edited by Helen Beebee, University of Manchester, Christopher Hitchcock, California Institute of Technology, and Huw Price, Trinity College, Cambridge
Helen Beebee is Samuel Hall Professor of Philosophy at the University of Manchester. Her research focuses on issues surrounding Humeanism and its rivals, especially in connection with causation, laws of nature and freedom of the will. She is the author of Hume on Causation (Routledge 2006) and Free Will: An Introduction (Palgrave 2013), and co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Causation (OUP 2009), with Christopher Hitchcock and Peter Menzies, as well as volumes on natural kinds and truthmakers. Here work has appeared in journals such as The Journal of Philosophy, Mind, Philosophical Review and Noûs.
Christopher Hitchcock is the J. O. and Juliette Koepfli Professor of Philosophy at the California Institute of Technology. He has published widely on causation, explanation, and formal epistemology, as well as other topics in the philosophy of science. His work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Philosophy, the Philosophical Review, Noûs, Philosophy of Science, and the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. He has also published in the fields of computer science, law, linguistics, and psychology. Three of his papers have been reprinted in the Philosopher's Annual. He is the editor of Contemporary Debates in the Philosophy of Science (Wiley Blackwell 2004); The Oxford Handbook of Causation (Oxford 2009), with Helen Beebee and Peter Menzies; and The Oxford Handbook of Probability and Philosophy (Oxford 2016), with Alan Hájek.
Huw Price FBA FAHA is Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge. He is a a Fellow of Trinity College. His publications include Facts and the Function of Truth (Blackwell, 1988), Time's Arrow and Archimedes' Point (OUP, 1996), and Naturalism Without Mirrors (OUP, 2011). He is also co-editor (with Richard Corry) of Causation, Physics, and the Constitution of Reality (OUP, 2007) and co-author (with Simon Blackburn, Robert Brandom, Paul Horwich and Michael Williams) of Expressivism, Pragmatism and Representationalism (CUP, 2013).
Helen Beebee, University of Manchester
Thomas Blanchard, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Braddon-Mitchell, University of Sydney
Rachael Briggs, Stanford University
Nancy Cartwright, University of Durham and University of California, San Diego
Christopher Hitchcock, California Institute of Technology
Christian List, London School of Economics
Cei Maslen, Victoria University of Wellington
Peter Menzies, formerly University of Sydney
Daniel Nolan, University of Notre Dame
Philip Pettit, Princeton University
Huw Price, University of Cambridge
Jonathan Schaffer, Rutgers University
Brad Weslake, New York University, Shanghai
James Woodward, University of Pittsburgh