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Phyllis McKay Illari, Federica Russo, and Jon Williamson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199574131

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574131.001.0001

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Why look at causality in the sciences? A manifesto

Why look at causality in the sciences? A manifesto

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(p.3) 1 Why look at causality in the sciences? A manifesto
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Causality in the Sciences
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Phyllis McKay Illari

Federica Russo

Jon Williamson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574131.003.0001

This introduction to the volume begins with a manifesto that puts forward two theses: first, that the sciences are the best place to turn in order to understand causality; second, that scientifically‐informed philosophical investigation can bring something to the sciences too. Next, the chapter goes through the various parts of the volume, drawing out relevant background and themes of the chapters in those parts. Finally, the chapter discusses the progeny of the papers and identifies some next steps for research into causality in the sciences.

Keywords:   causality, causation, sciences, probability, statistics, mechanisms

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