The Facts of Causation

The Facts of Causation

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Everything we do relies on causation. We eat and drink because this causes us to stay alive. Courts tell us who causes crimes, criminology tell us what causes people to commit them. D.H. Mellor shows us that to understand the world and our lives we must understand causation.
The Facts of Causation, now available in paperback, is essential reading for students and for anyone interested in reading one of the ground-breaking theories in metaphysics. We cannot understand the world and our place in it without understanding causation. Yet a complete account of the nature and implications of causation does not exist. D.H Mellor's new book is that account.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 13.46mm | 363g
  • Routledge
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415197562
  • 9780415197564
  • 2,305,685

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"Mellor writes in a truly gripping manner...The Facts of Causation" takes you on a journey through causal analysis, i.e. an issue fundamental for philosophy and theory of science...you will enjoy a guided tour while leads you to all the main topics... light up the "troublesome parts and exhibits the highlights...."
-"Erkenntnis
"This forcefully and well written book elaborates and ambitious conception of causation, encompassing deterministic and indeterministic causation of events by other events, causation of events by dispositions, and causation of facts by other facts. The topics discussed include relations between causation, explanation, decision making, and evidential warrant "Theoria."
"This book...is the culmination of Mellor's work on causation over the last thirty years... a welcome addition to the libraries of philosophy of science, psychology, and metaphysics." "Philosophical Books."
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