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Published: 09 October 1980

340 Pages

ISBN: 9780198246428

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The Cement of the Universe

A Study of Causation

John L. Mackie

A Clarendon Press Publication

Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy

Studies causation both as a concept and as it is 'in the objects.' Offers new accounts of the logic of singular causal statements, the form of causal regularities, the detection of causal relationships, the asymmetry of cause and effect, and necessary connection, and it relates causation to functional and statistical laws and to teleology.