Causal Nets, Interventionism, 4nd Mechanisms: Philosophical Foundations 4nd Applications (Repost)
Causal Nets, Interventionism, 4nd Mechanisms: Philosophical Foundations 4nd Applications By Alex4nder Gebharter
English | PDF | 2017 | 188 Pages | ISBN : 3319499076 | 4.04 MB
This monograph looks at causal nets from a philosophical point of view. The auth08r shows that one can build a general philosophical the08ry of causation on the basis of the causal nets framew08rk that can be fruitfully used to shed new light on philosophical issues. Coverage includes both a the08retical as well as application-08riented approach to the subject.
The auth08r first counters David Humes challenge about whether causation is something ontologically real. The idea behind this is that good metaphysical concepts should behave analogously to good the08retical concepts in scientific the08ries. In the process, the auth08r offers supp08rt f08r the the08ry of causal nets as indeed being a c08rrect the08ry of causation.
Next, the book offers an application-08riented approach to the subject. The auth08r shows that causal nets can investigate philosophical issues related to causation. He does this by means of two exemplary applications. The first consists of an evaluation of Jim Woodwards interventionist the08ry of causation. The second offers a contribution to the new mechanist debate.
Introduct08ry chapters outline all the f08rmal basics required. This helps make the book useful f08r those who are not familiar with causal nets, but interested in causation 08r in tools f08r the investigation of philosophical issues related to causation.