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Introduction

Helen Beebee, Christopher Hitchcock, and Huw Price

in Making a Difference: Essays on the Philosophy of Causation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198746911
eISBN:
9780191809132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746911.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the central themes of the book: the analysis of causation and counterfactuals; and the application of these concepts to problems in the philosophy of ... More


Causation, Intervention, and Agency: Woodward on Menzies and Price

Huw Price

in Making a Difference: Essays on the Philosophy of Causation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198746911
eISBN:
9780191809132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746911.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

In his influential book Making Things Happen (2003) and elsewhere, James Woodward has noted some affinities between his own interventionist account of causation and the view defended by Peter Menzies ... More


Making a Difference: Essays on the Philosophy of Causation

Helen Beebee, Christopher Hitchcock, and Huw Price (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198746911
eISBN:
9780191809132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746911.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Making a Difference presents fifteen original essays on causation and counterfactuals by philosophers and political theorists. Collectively, they represent the state of the art on these topics. The ... More


Actual Causation: What’s the Use?

Christopher Hitchcock

in Making a Difference: Essays on the Philosophy of Causation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198746911
eISBN:
9780191809132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746911.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter connects two themes in the work of Peter Menzies: (1) the agency theory of causation; and (2) the analysis of actual causation in terms of structural equation models together with ... More


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