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Causality and scientific explanation

Wallace, William A.

Causality and scientific explanation

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Published by University of Michigan Press in Ann Arbor .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Causation.,
  • Science -- Methodology -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by William A. Wallace.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBD541 .W285
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17755178M


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This book is a survey of ideas about causality in later medieval science. To benefit fully from the book you need to be comfortable with Aristotle's writings on causes from the Posterior Analytics, at least being comfortable with the notions of material, formal, efficient, and final causes.5/5(1).

[T]his book--in substance and in style--is a most important and much needed work.", Choice "Salmon writes with great clarity and this book provides a comprehensive, integrated, and easily understood statement of his influential theory of scientific explanation and the causal structure of the world."Joseph F.

Hanna, Review of MetaphysicsCited by: Contents Books About: For over two decades Wesley Salmon has helped to shape the course of debate in philosophy of science. He is a major contributor to the philosophical discussion of problems associated with causality and the author of two influential books on scientific explanation.

Causality and scientific explanation. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, [] (OCoLC) Online version: Wallace, William A. Causality and scientific explanation.

Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: William A Wallace. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wallace, William A. Causality and scientific explanation. Washington, D.C.: University Press of.

Get Textbooks on Google Play. Rent and save from the world's largest eBookstore. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Wesley C. Salmon (August 9, – Ap ) was an American philosopher of science renowned for his work on the nature of scientific explanation.

He also worked on confirmation theory, trying to explicate how probability theory via inductive logic might help confirm and choose hypotheses.

Yet most prominently, Salmon was a realist about causality in scientific explanation, although. "I regard it as a truly seminal work in this field." — Professor William A. Wallace, author of Causality and Scientific ExplanationThis third edition of a distinguished book on the subject of causality is clear evidence that this principle continues to be an important area of philosophic -technical and clearly written, this book focuses on the ontological problem of causality.

"I regard it as a truly seminal work in this field." — Professor William A. Wallace, author of Causality and Scientific Explanation. Non-technical and clearly written, this book focuses on the place of the casual principle in modern science.

The author defines the terminology, describes various formulations, examines the two primary critiques of causality, and more. The unification tradition embraces the idea that scientific explanation consists in showing that apparently disparate phenomena can be seen to be fundamentally similar.

Michael Friedman and Philip Kitcher, who accept different versions of this tradition, are contemporary proponents of the view. The causal tradition, advanced by Michael Scriven, and embraced in a modified version by the author.

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Free shipping for many products. - Professor William A. Wallace, author of Causality and Scientific Explanation. Non-technical and clearly written, this book focuses on the place of the casual principle in modern science. The author defines the terminology, describes various formulations, examines the two primary critiques of causality, and more.

He then examines the two primary critiques of causality, the empiricist and the romantic, as a prelude to the detailed explanation of the actual assertions of causal determinism.

Bunge analyzes the function of the causal principle in science, touching on such subjects as scientific law, scientific explanation, and scientific prediction.5/5(1). Judea Pearl's book "Causality - Models, Reasoning, and Inference " is in my view in a class of its own.

The book is comprehensive and littered with great. Written by one of the preeminent researchers in the field, this book provides a comprehensive exposition of modern analysis of causation. It shows how causality has grown from a nebulous concept into a mathematical theory with significant applications in the fields of statistics, artificial intelligence, economics, philosophy, cognitive science.

Causality and Explanation book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. For over two decades Wesley Salmon has helped to shape the cours /5.

6. the unidirectionality of causation 7. the externality of causation 8. causality and novelty part iv the function of the causal principle in science 9 causality and rational knowledge causality and scientific law causality and scientific explanation causality and scientific prediction /5(33).

He then examines the two primary critiques of causality, the empiricist and the romantic, as a prelude to the detailed explanation of the actual assertions of causal analyzes the function of the causal principle in science, touching on such subjects as scientific law, scientific explanation, and scientific by: In sum, one has no doubt that Dr.

Anderson sees the broader dimensions of the topics he has chosen to put before us. If the reader lacks his perspecuity, he may be bored or deceived by his book's avoidance of more fundamental questions.

Providence College Providence, R. ALAN MILMORE, 0. Causality and Scientific Explanation. : William R.

Shea. In my judgment, SE is the most interesting general treatment of scientific explanation since Hempel's Aspects of Scientific Explanation. Even those who are not per-suaded by many of Salmon's conclusions will find this book eminently worth care-ful study.

According to Salmon, causality plays a central and fundamental role in scien-tific explanation. For over two decades Wesley Salmon has helped to shape the course of debate in philosophy of science.

He is a major contributor to the philosophical discussion of problems associated with causality and the author of two influential books on scientific explanation. This long-awaited volume collects twenty- six of Salmon's essays, including seven that have never before been published and others.

"I regard it as a truly seminal work in this field." — Professor William A. Wallace, author of Causality and Scientific ExplanationThis third edition of a distinguished book on the subject of causality is clear evidence that this principle continues to be an important area of philosophic -technical and clearly written, this book focuses on the ontological problem of causality.

Causality and Scientific Explanation vol II William A. Wallace This major new study in the history and philosophy of science demonstrates how the search for causal explanations influenced scientific writers from the 17th to the 19th century and surveys in detail the status of causality in 20th century science.

Leah W. Ratner, in Non-Linear Theory of Elasticity and Optimal Design, The causal conception of scientific explanation. The causal explanation is referring not so much to the logic of a theory but rather to the explanation of the internal physical mechanism of phenomenon.

“Explaining the world and what is going on in it means, accordingly, laying bare its inner working, its. "I regard it as a truly seminal work in this field." Professor William A. Wallace, author of Causality and Scientific Explanation This third edition of a distinguished book on the subject of causality is clear evidence that this principle continues to be an important area of philosophic enquiry/5.

This is an introduction to the volume "Explanation Beyond Causation: Philosophical Perspectives on Non-Causal Explanations", edited by A. Reutlinger and J. Saatsi (OUP, forthcoming in ). Explanations are very important to us in many contexts: in science, mathematics, philosophy, and also in everyday and juridical contexts.

But what is an explanation?Cited by: 4. Contains a brief history of the developments in the philosophy of scientific explanation in the 40 years following the publication in of Carl G.

Hempel and Paul Oppenheim's seminal article, “Studies in the Logic of Explanation” (reprinted in Aspects of Scientific Explanation, (Hempel, )). Their article, which presents the Deductive–Nomological Model, is the fountainhead from.

— Professor William A. Wallace, author of Causality and Scientific Explanation. Non-technical and clearly written, this book focuses on the place of the casual principle in modern science. The author defines the terminology, describes various formulations, examines the two primary critiques of causality, and more.

Causality and Explanation in the Sciences Theoria 74 (): biomedical and social sciences will be published in Studies in History and Philosophy of Sci- ence. True to this tradition, we proudly present a first selection of papers from Causality and Explanation in the Sciences (CaEitS) in this issue of addition, a num.

Causality and scientific explanation Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Trent University Library Donation. Internet Archive : Causality is a way to describe how different events relate to one another.

Suppose there are two events A and B happens because A happened, then people say that A is the cause of B, or that B is the effect of A. What looks very simple, is in fact a difficult problem. Many people have tried to solve it, they have come up with different solutions.

Chapter Guide. Causality and Scientific Arguments. Scientific reasoning proceeds on the assumption that there are discernable causal relations between objects and events.

What causality is, however, is not as clear as you might think. or any change from the normal state. of scientific explanation to economic explanation; for to discover the cause of a phenomenon or of an event is to explain it. Although it is now fifty years since the author began to write on economics, he has succeeded in looking at economics from the outside and provided a book that examines causality in Author: Dudley Wallace.

Causality and Explanation. New York: Oxford University Press, — —. Scientific Explanation and the Causal Structure of the World. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, The most systematic contemporary mechanistic account of causality.

Schlick, Moritz. "Causation in Everyday Life and in Recent Science." causal explanation. Neglects the importance of meaning for causal explanation in social science.

Asserts that qualitative and quantitative research share the same logic of inference. Presents a hierarchical ordering of methods for investi-gating causality, giving priority to experimental and other quantitative Size: 84KB.

Most social scientific studies attempt to provide some kind of causal explanation. In other words, it is about cause and effect.

A study on an intervention to prevent child abuse is trying to draw a connection between the intervention and changes in child : Rebecca L. Mauldin. ‘Timeo hominem unius libri—I fear a man of one book’ [attributed to Thomas Aquinas ()] This essay review will consider Explanation in causal inference by Tyler VanderWeele1, 2 in light of a wider discussion about causality, explanation and the future of epidemiology.

We will first summarize the book and discuss its strengths and limitations. We will argue that this is a brilliant Cited by: 5. Contents Books About: In many applied fields of statistics the concept of causality is central to a scientific investigation. The author's aim in this book is to extend the classical theories of probabilistic causality to longitudinal settings and to propose that interesting causal questions can be related to causal effects which can change in time.

with causal explanation, Hempel later argued emphatically that causality does not play any sort of crucial role in scientific ex-planation (, § ).

The other major tradition was advanced primarily by Scri ven, and it made a strong identification between causality and ex-planation.

Twenty years later, in Septemberphilosophers of science, logicians, mathematicians, biologists, social scientists, computer scientists and the like gathered at Ghent University to discuss the relation between causality and explanation: Causality and Explanation in the Sciences (CaEitS).

Footnote 1 In the course of 3 days, a range of topics were : Bert Leuridan, Erik Weber. The philosophical theory of scientific explanation proposed here involves a radically new treatment of causality that accords with the pervasively statistical character of contemporary science.

Wesley C. Salmon describes three fundamental conceptions of scientific explanation- Buy the book: $ used $ new, Amazon page.Sober, E. (b), "Explanation and Causation" (review article for Wesley Salmon's Scientific Explanation and the Causal Structure of the World ()), British Journal for the Philosophy of Science Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more.