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The Resource Hunting causes and using them : approaches in philosophy and economics, Nancy Cartwright, (electronic resource)

Hunting causes and using them : approaches in philosophy and economics, Nancy Cartwright, (electronic resource)

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Hunting causes and using them : approaches in philosophy and economics
Title
Hunting causes and using them
Title remainder
approaches in philosophy and economics
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Nancy Cartwright
Title variation
Hunting Causes & Using Them
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Hunting Causes and Using Them argues that causation is not one thing, as commonly assumed, but many. There is a huge variety of causal relations, each with different characterizing features, different methods for discovery and different uses to which it can be put. In this collection of new and previously published essays, Nancy Cartwright provides a critical survey of philosophical and economic literature on causality, with a special focus on the currently fashionable Bayes-nets and invariance methods - and it exposes a huge gap in that literature. Almost every account treats either exclusively how to hunt causes or how to use them. But where is the bridge between? It's no good knowing how to warrant a causal claim if we don't know what we can do with that claim once we have it. This book will interest philosophers, economists and social scientists.--
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Cartwright, Nancy
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index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Causation
  • Science
  • Economics
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Hunting causes and using them : approaches in philosophy and economics, Nancy Cartwright, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511618758
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online resource
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Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- PART I. PLURALITY IN CAUSALITY. Preamble -- Causation: one word, many things -- Causal claims: warranting them and using them -- Where is the theory in our 'theories' of causality? -- PART II. CASE STUDIES: BAYES NETS AND INVARIANCE THEORIES. Preamble -- What is wrong with Bayes nets? -- Modularity: it can- and generally does- fail -- Against modularity, the causal Markov condition and any link between the two: comments on Hausman and Woodward -- From metaphysics to method: comments on manipulability and the causal Markov condition -- Two theorems on invariance and causality -- PART III. CAUSAL THEORIES IN ECONOMICS. Preamble -- Probabilities and experiments -- How to get causes from probabilities: Cartwright on Simon on causation -- The merger of cause and strategy: Hoover on Simon on causation -- The vanity of rigour in economics: theoretical models and Galilean experiments -- Counterfactuals in economics: a commentary -- Bibliography -- Index
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CR9780511618758
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1 online resource (x, 270 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780511618758
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)171150660
Label
Hunting causes and using them : approaches in philosophy and economics, Nancy Cartwright, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511618758
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- PART I. PLURALITY IN CAUSALITY. Preamble -- Causation: one word, many things -- Causal claims: warranting them and using them -- Where is the theory in our 'theories' of causality? -- PART II. CASE STUDIES: BAYES NETS AND INVARIANCE THEORIES. Preamble -- What is wrong with Bayes nets? -- Modularity: it can- and generally does- fail -- Against modularity, the causal Markov condition and any link between the two: comments on Hausman and Woodward -- From metaphysics to method: comments on manipulability and the causal Markov condition -- Two theorems on invariance and causality -- PART III. CAUSAL THEORIES IN ECONOMICS. Preamble -- Probabilities and experiments -- How to get causes from probabilities: Cartwright on Simon on causation -- The merger of cause and strategy: Hoover on Simon on causation -- The vanity of rigour in economics: theoretical models and Galilean experiments -- Counterfactuals in economics: a commentary -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
CR9780511618758
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 270 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511618758
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)171150660

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