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Philosophical Studies Series

From Cause to Causation

A Peircean Perspective

Authors: Hulswit, M.

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From Cause to Causation presents both a critical analysis of C.S. Peirce's conception of causation, and a novel approach to causation, based upon the semeiotic of Peirce.
The book begins with a review of the history of causation, and with a critical discussion of contemporary theories of the concept of `cause'. The author uncovers a number of inadequacies in the received views of causation, and discusses their historical roots. He makes a distinction between "causality", which is the relation between cause and effect, and causation, which is the production of a certain effect. He argues that, by focusing on causality, the contemporary theories fatally neglect the more fundamental problem of causation. The author successively discusses Peirce's theories of final causation, natural classes, semeiotic, and semeiotic causation. Finally, he uses Peirce's semeiotic to develop a new approach to causation, which relates causation to our experience of signs.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Cause to Causation
Book Subtitle
A Peircean Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Philosophical Studies Series
Series Volume
90
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0297-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0297-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0976-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0977-8
Series ISSN
0921-8599
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 258
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