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Making Things Happen: A Theory of Causal Explanation

James Woodward

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195155273
eISBN:
9780199835089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155270.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book develops a manipulationist theory of causation and explanation: causal and explanatory relationships are relationships that are potentially exploitable for purposes of manipulation and ... More


Adaptive Preferences and Women's Empowerment

Serene J. Khader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199777884
eISBN:
9780199919055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777884.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Women and other oppressed and deprived people sometimes collude with the forces that perpetuate injustice against them. Women’s acceptance of their lesser claim on household resources like food, ... More


 Agency and the Role of Causation in Mental Life

Steven Sloman

in Causal Models: How People Think about the World and Its Alternatives

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195183115
eISBN:
9780199870950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183115.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins with a discussion of the High Church Doctrine of Cognitive Science, which expresses disillusionment with the view that the computer is the best metaphor of mind. The chapter then ... More


 Observation Versus Action

Steven Sloman

in Causal Models: How People Think about the World and Its Alternatives

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195183115
eISBN:
9780199870950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183115.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Causality does not just tell us what to expect as passive observers, but what to expect when we take action, when we act as agents and intervene on the world. Causality concerns the effects of the ... More


Humanitarian Intervention

Gillian Brock

in Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199230938
eISBN:
9780191710957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230938.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that military intervention to support the goals of global justice can be defensible in the extreme cases in which people's abilities to meet their most basic needs and protect ... More


Causal and Explanatory Autonomy: Comments on Menzies and List

Ausonio Marras and Juhani Yli‐Vakkuri

in Emergence in Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199583621
eISBN:
9780191723483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583621.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

The chapter argues that Menzies and List's defence of the claim that higher‐level properties have causal powers independent of those of their physical realizers conflates questions about the causal ... More


Interventions, Causal Effects, and Causal Relevance

Daniel P. Steel

in Across the Boundaries: Extrapolation in Biology and Social Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195331448
eISBN:
9780199868063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331448.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter presents and explicates several concepts—namely, those listed in the chapter title—concerning causality and probability that play a fundamental role in the treatment of extrapolation in ... More


Humanitarian Intervention, Consent, and Proportionality

Jeff McMahan

in Ethics and Humanity: Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Glover

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195325195
eISBN:
9780199776412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325195.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

One of the central issues raised by Jonathan Glover's study of atrocities in the twentieth century is when it can be permissible, or indeed obligatory, to use military force to stop or to prevent ... More


Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account

Gillian Brock

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199230938
eISBN:
9780191710957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230938.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book develops a viable cosmopolitan model of global justice that takes seriously the equal moral worth of persons, yet leaves scope for defensible forms of nationalism and for other legitimate ... More


Kant and Humanitarian Intervention

Thomas E. Hill Jr.

in Virtue, Rules, and Justice: Kantian Aspirations

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199692002
eISBN:
9780191741241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692002.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter sketches a Kantian deliberative perspective, the moral presumption in favor of humanitarian interventions, relevant practical considerations, and Kant’s apparently inflexible opposition ... More


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