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A Theory of Causation in the Social and Biological Sciences

Authors: Reutlinger, A.

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About this book

This first full length treatment of interventionist theories of causation in the social sciences, the biological sciences and other higher-level sciences the presents original counter arguments to recent trends in the debate and serves as useful introduction to the subject.

About the authors

Alexander Reutlinger is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Cologne, Germany. His research is focussed on causation and laws in the social and biological sciences.

Reviews

“I recommend the book to causation researchers. It has too much summary and review, but Reutlinger’s own arguments, when they appear, deserve attention.” (Bryce Gessell, Metascience, 2015)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Causation in the Special Sciences

    Reutlinger, Alexander

    Pages 3-24

  • The Interventionist Theory of Causation

    Reutlinger, Alexander

    Pages 25-70

  • Counterfactuals: A Problem for Interventionists?

    Reutlinger, Alexander

    Pages 73-103

  • Getting Rid of Interventions

    Reutlinger, Alexander

    Pages 104-124

  • Non-Universal Laws

    Reutlinger, Alexander

    Pages 125-145

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Theory of Causation in the Social and Biological Sciences
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-28104-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137281043
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-28103-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44799-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 276
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