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Making Things HappenA Theory of Causal Explanation$
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James Woodward

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195155273

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195155270.001.0001

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Causation and Manipulation

Causation and Manipulation

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(p.25) 2 Causation and Manipulation
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Making Things Happen
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James Woodward (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195155270.003.0002

Directed graphs and equations are useful devices for representing causal relationships. We may distinguish among a number of different causal concepts–direct causes, total causes, contributing causes, actual causation and each of them may be given (interestingly different characterizations) in manipulationist terms. In addition, such an account clarifies the relationship between causation and probabilities.

Keywords:   directed graphs, equations, direct cause, contributing cause, total cause, actual cause, probability

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