The Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning
Edited by Michael Waldmann
Reviews and Awards
" For Kant, causality was one of the pure categories of understanding, hence something of unsurpassable importance for human cognition. This is the first and indeed most comprehensive handbook collecting the rich but widespread psychological research on the cognitive role of the concept of causation. Timely, long-needed, and most useful for many years to come! -Wolfgang Spohn, PhD, Department of Philosophy, University of Konstanz "
" If you want to understand how people think about what makes the world go round, you have to understand how people reason about causality. In this handbook, Michael Waldmann has outdone previous efforts in offering a complete picture of the available body of knowledge about causal reasoning in a single volume. . . . This volume tells you everything you need to know about the psychology of causal reasoning. -Steven Sloman, PhD, Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences, Brown University "
" This is an absolutely terrific, state-of-the-art volume that comprehensively covers a large range of topics in the psychology of causal reasoning. The chapters are of uniformly high quality and the volume as a whole will be of great interest not just to psychologists but to other scholars interested in empirical aspects of causal reasoning, including philosophers, statisticians, and computer scientists. -Jim Woodward, PhD, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh "