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CAUSALITY, MECHANISMS AND MANIPULATION

Galavotti, Maria Carla (2001) CAUSALITY, MECHANISMS AND MANIPULATION. [Preprint]

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This paper suggests an integration of Wesley Salmon's mechanistic theory of causality with a manipulative account of causation of the kind that has been recently defended by Huw Price and Peter Menzies. Firstly, Salmon's view of causality is outlined, and the main issues of the debate around it are recollected. Secondly, the manipulative view of causality is sketched and the possibility of its integration with Salmon's theory is considered for the purpose of coping with some of the problems raised by its critics.


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Galavotti, Maria Carla
Keywords: causality, probability, manipulability
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Depositing User: Maria Carla Galavotti
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2001
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:10
Item ID: 132
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/132

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