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Causal Nets, Interventionism, and Mechanisms

Philosophical Foundations and Applications

Autoren: Gebharter, Alexander

Vorschau
  • Supports the theory of causal Bayes nets by an inference to the best explanation
  • Offers a novel discussion of the relationship between Woodward’s interventionist theory of causation and the theory of causal Bayes nets
  • Presents a new formal approach to mechanisms
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This monograph looks at causal nets from a philosophical point of view. The author shows that one can build a general philosophical theory of causation on the basis of the causal nets framework that can be fruitfully used to shed new light on philosophical issues. Coverage includes both a theoretical as well as application-oriented approach to the subject.

The author first counters David Hume’s challenge about whether causation is something ontologically real. The idea behind this is that good metaphysical concepts should behave analogously to good theoretical concepts in scientific theories. In the process, the author offers support for the theory of causal nets as indeed being a correct theory of causation.

Next, the book offers an application-oriented approach to the subject. The author shows that causal nets can investigate philosophical issues related to causation. He does this by means of two exemplary applications. The first consists of an evaluation of Jim Woodward’s interventionist theory of causation. The second offers a contribution to the new mechanist debate.

Introductory chapters outline all the formal basics required. This helps make the book useful for those who are not familiar with causal nets, but interested in causation or in tools for the investigation of philosophical issues related to causation.

Über den Autor

Alexander Gebharter is a research fellow at the Düsseldorf Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (DCLPS) at the University of Düsseldorf. His research interests lie in philosophy of science, epistemology, and metaphysics. He is especially interested in causation and related topics.

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“Themonograph presents an exceptionally clear exposition on Bayesian Nets and their extensions on one side, and on philosophical causality problems in various facets on the other, so it can be useful and interesting to researchers and students in different areas.” (Stan Lipovetsky, Technometrics, Vol. 60 (1), 2018)

Inhaltsverzeichnis (6 Kapitel)

Inhaltsverzeichnis (6 Kapitel)

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Hardcover 96,29 €
Preis für Deutschland (Brutto)
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Softcover 96,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-84270-7
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Bibliografische Information

Bibliographic Information
Buchtitel
Causal Nets, Interventionism, and Mechanisms
Buchuntertitel
Philosophical Foundations and Applications
Autoren
Titel der Buchreihe
Synthese Library
Buchreihen Band
381
Copyright
2017
Verlag
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Inhaber
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49908-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49908-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49907-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84270-7
Auflage
1
Seitenzahl
VII, 184
Anzahl der Bilder
55 schwarz-weiß Abbildungen
Themen