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Making Things Happen: A Theory of Causal Explanation (Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science)

 
 
 
 
Making Things Happen: A Theory of Causal Explanation (Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science)
Author: James Woodward
ISBN 13: 9780195189537
ISBN 10: 195189531
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2005-10-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $33.95
 
 

Woodward's long awaited book is an attempt to construct a comprehensive account of causation explanation that applies to a wide variety of causal and explanatory claims in different areas of science and everyday life. The book engages some of the relevant literature from other disciplines, as Woodward weaves together examples, counterexamples, criticisms, defenses, objections, and replies into a convincing defense of the core of his theory, which is that we can analyze causation by appeal to the notion of manipulation.