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Causal ModelsHow People Think about the World and Its Alternatives$
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Steven Sloman

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195183115

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183115.001.0001

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Conclusion: Causation in the Mind

Conclusion: Causation in the Mind

(p.174) 13 Conclusion: Causation in the Mind
Causal Models

Steven Sloman

Oxford University Press

This concluding chapter attempts to draw out the general lessons of causal and interventional principles for an understanding of people, their situations, their problems, and solutions to their problems. Topics discussed include the role of causal models in how the mind works, fundamental claims of the causal modelling framework, what causal models can contribute to human welfare, and the causal modelling metaphor.

Keywords:   causal models, mind, causal modelling, human welfare

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