The Chances of Explanation

Causal Explanation in the Social, Medical, and Physical Sciences

Princeton University Press Band 1051

Paul Humphreys

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This book provides a post-positivist theory of deterministic and probabilistic causality that supports both quantitative and qualitative explanations. Features of particular interest include the ability to provide true explanations in contexts where our knowledge is incomplete, a systematic interpretation of causal modeling techniques in the social sciences, and a direct realist view of causal relations that is compatible with a liberal empiricism. The book should be of wide interest to both philosophers and scientists.

Originally published in 1989.

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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Erscheinungsdatum 19.04.2016
Verlag University Presses
Seitenzahl 182
Maße (L/B/H) 24/16.1/1.4 cm
Gewicht 445 g
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-691-63473-9

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