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Causality, mosaics, and the health sciences.

Dammann, Olaf (2016) Causality, mosaics, and the health sciences. Theoretical medicine and bioethics, 37 (2). pp. 161-8. ISSN 1573-0980

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Thinking about illness causation has a long and rich history in medicine. After a hiatus in the 1990s, the last one-and-a-half decades have seen a surge of publications on causality in the biomedical sciences. Interestingly, this surge is visible not only in the medical, epidemiological , bioinformatics, and public health literatures, but also among philosophical publications. In this essay, I review and discuss one most recent addition to the literature, "Causality: Philosophical Theory Meets Scientific Practice" (Oxford, 2014) written by philosophers Phyllis Illari and Federica Russo about causality in the sciences, and particularly about the health sciences.

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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Dammann, Olaf
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Depositing User: Dr. Olaf Dammann
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 15:37
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2016 15:37
Item ID: 12351
Journal or Publication Title: Theoretical medicine and bioethics
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Date: April 2016
Page Range: pp. 161-8
Volume: 37
Number: 2
ISSN: 1573-0980

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