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Making a Difference: Essays on the Philosophy of Causation

Helen Beebee, Christopher Hitchcock, and Huw Price

Abstract

Making a Difference presents fifteen original essays on causation and counterfactuals by philosophers and political theorists. Collectively, they represent the state of the art on these topics. The essays in this volume are inspired by the work of the late Australian philosopher Peter Menzies (1953–2015), who himself made a very great difference to our contemporary understanding of these matters. Topics covered include: the semantics of counterfactuals, agency theories of causation, the context-sensitivity of causal claims, structural equation models, mechanisms, mental causation, the causal e ... More

Keywords: agency, causation, counterfactual, free will, mechanism, mental causation, Peter Menzies, structural equation model

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198746911
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198746911.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helen Beebee, editor
University of Manchester

Christopher Hitchcock, editor
California Institute of Technology

Huw Price, editor
Trinity College, Cambridge

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