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  1. Marco Buzzoni (2015). The Agency Theory of Causality, Anthropomorphism, and Simultaneity. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 28 (4):375-395.
    The purpose of this article is to examine two important issues concerning the agency theory of causality: the charge of anthropomorphism and the relation of simultaneous causation. After a brief outline of the agency theory, sections 2–4 contain the refutation of the three main forms in which the charge of anthropomorphism is to be found in the literature. It will appear that it is necessary to distinguish between the subjective and the objective aspect of the concept of causation. This will (...)
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  2. François Claveau & Luis Mireles-Flores (2015). On the Meaning of Causal Generalisations in Policy-Oriented Economic Research. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 28 (4):397-416.
    Current philosophical accounts of causation suggest that the same causal assertion can have different meanings. Yet, in actual social-scientific practice, the possible meanings of some causal generalisations intended to support policy prescriptions are not always spelled out. In line with a standard referentialist approach to semantics, we propose and elaborate on four questions to systematically elucidate the meaning of causal generalisations. The analysis can be useful to a host of agents, including social scientists, policy-makers, and philosophers aiming at being socially (...)
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  3. Jürgen Landes (2015). Tychomancy: Inferring Probability From Causal Structure. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 28 (4):446-448.
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  4. Jessica Leech (2015). Properties. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 28 (4):439-442.
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  5. Thomas Meier (2015). The Structure of the World: Metaphysics and Representation. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 28 (4):443-445.
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  6. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen & Francesco Bellucci (2015). New Light on Peirce's Conceptions of Retroduction, Deduction, and Scientific Reasoning. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 28 (4):353-373.
    We examine Charles S. Peirce's mature views on the logic of science, especially as contained in his later and still mostly unpublished writings . We focus on two main issues. The first concerns Peirce's late conception of retroduction. Peirce conceived inquiry as performed in three stages, which correspond to three classes of inferences: abduction or retroduction, deduction, and induction. The question of the logical form of retroduction, of its logical justification, and of its methodology stands out as the three major (...)
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  7. Maria van der Schaar (2015). The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Philosophy. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 28 (4):437-439.
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