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By Alexander Gebharter

ISBN-10: 3319499076

ISBN-13: 9783319499079

This monograph seems to be at causal nets from a philosophical standpoint. the writer indicates that you will construct a common philosophical idea of causation at the foundation of the causal nets framework that may be fruitfully used to shed new gentle on philosophical concerns. insurance comprises either a theoretical in addition to application-oriented method of the subject.

The writer first counters David Hume’s problem approximately even if causation is anything ontologically genuine. the assumption at the back of this is often that solid metaphysical thoughts may still behave analogously to sturdy theoretical innovations in clinical theories. within the procedure, the writer deals aid for the idea of causal nets as certainly being an accurate thought of causation.

Next, the publication bargains an application-oriented method of the topic. the writer exhibits that causal nets can examine philosophical matters with regards to causation. He does this through exemplary functions. the 1st contains an evaluate of Jim Woodward’s interventionist conception of causation. the second one deals a contribution to the recent mechanist debate.

Introductory chapters define the entire formal fundamentals required. This is helping make the e-book beneficial in the event you are usually not acquainted with causal nets, yet attracted to causation or in instruments for the research of philosophical concerns on the topic of causation.

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