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Description - Hunting Causes and Using Them by Nancy Cartwright

Hunting Causes and Using Them argues that causation is not one thing, as commonly assumed, but many. There is a huge variety of causal relations, each with different characterizing features, different methods for discovery and different uses to which it can be put. In this collection of new and previously published essays, Nancy Cartwright provides a critical survey of philosophical and economic literature on causality, with a special focus on the currently fashionable Bayes-nets and invariance methods - and it exposes a huge gap in that literature. Almost every account treats either exclusively how to hunt causes or how to use them. But where is the bridge between? It's no good knowing how to warrant a causal claim if we don't know what we can do with that claim once we have it. This book will interest philosophers, economists and social scientists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521860819
ISBN-10: 0521860814
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 282
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright is Professor of Philosophy at the London School of Economics and Political Science and at the University of California, San Diego. Her many publications include The Dappled World (1999).

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