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The Oxford Handbook of Causation

Edited by Helen Beebee, Christopher Hitchcock, and Peter Menzies

January 2012

ISBN: 9780199642588

806 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

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Oxford Handbooks

Price: £35.00

Causation is a central topic in many areas of philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, ethics, history of philosophy, and philosophy of science. Thirty-seven specially written chapters by some of the world's leading philosophers provide the most comprehensive critical guide available to issues surrounding causation.

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Causation is a central topic in many areas of philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, ethics, history of philosophy, and philosophy of science. Thirty-seven specially written chapters by some of the world's leading philosophers provide the most comprehensive critical guide available to issues surrounding causation.

  • The ultimate reference work on a fundamental but puzzling aspect of the universe
  • Broad and deep coverage of the subject
  • Fascinating new essays from an eminent international team of contributors

About the Author(s)

Edited by Helen Beebee, University of Birmingham, Christopher Hitchcock, California Institute of Technology, and Peter Menzies, Macquarie University, Sydney

Helen Beebee is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Birmingham

Christopher Hitchcock is Professor of Philosophy at the California Institute of Technology

Peter Menzies is Professor of Philosophy at Macquarie University, Sydney

Table of Contents

    Introduction, Helen Beebee, Christopher Hitchcock and Peter Menzies.
    1:The Ancient Greeks, Sarah Broadie
    2:The Medievals, John Marenbon
    3:The Early Moderns, Kenneth Clatterbaugh
    4:Hume, Don Garrett
    5:Kant, Eric Watkins
    6:The Logical Empiricists, Michael Stöltzner
    7:Regularity Theories, Stathis Psillos
    8:Counterfactual Theories, L.A. Paul
    9:Probabilistic Theories, Jon Williamson
    10:Causal Process Theories, Phil Dowe
    11:Agency and Interventionist Theories, James Woodward
    12:Causal Powers and Capacities, Stephen Mumford
    13:Anti-Reductionism, John Carroll
    14:Causal Modelling, Christopher Hitchcock
    15:Mechanisms, Stuart Glennan
    16:Causal Pluralism, Peter Godfrey-Smith
    17:Platitudes and Counterexamples, Peter Menzies
    18:Causes, Laws and Ontology, Michael Tooley
    19:Causal Relata, Douglas Ehring
    20:The Time-Asymmetry of Causation, Huw Price and Brad Weslake
    21:The Psychology of Causal Perception and Reasoning, David Danks
    22:Causation and Observation, Helen Beebee
    23:Causation and Statistical Inference, Clark Glymour
    24:Mental Causation, Cei Maslen, Terry Horgan and Helen Daly
    25:Causation, Action, and Free Will, Alfred Mele
    26:Causation and Ethics, Carolina Sartorio
    27:Causal Theories of Knowledge and Perception, Ram Neta
    28:Causation and Semantic Content, Frank Jackson
    29:Causation and Explanation, Peter Lipton
    30:Causation and Reduction, Paul Humphreys
    31:Causation in Classical Mechanics, Marc Lange
    32:Causation in Statistical Mechanics, Lawrence Sklar
    33:Causation in Quantum Mechanics, Richard Healey
    34:Causation in Spacetime Theories, Carl Hoefer
    35:Causation in Biology, Samir Okasha
    36:Causation in the Social Sciences, Harold Kincaid
    37:Causation in the Law, Jane Stapleton