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  1. Proportionality of Single Nucleotide Causation.Gry Oftedal - 2022 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 93:215-222.
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  • Causes with Material Continuity.Lauren N. Ross - 2021 - Biology and Philosophy 36 (6):1-17.
    Recent philosophical work on causation has focused on distinctions across types of causal relationships. This paper argues for another distinction that has yet to receive attention in this work. This distinction has to do with whether causal relationships have “material continuity,” which refers to the reliable movement of material from cause to effect. This paper provides an analysis of material continuity and argues that causal relationships with this feature are associated with a unique explanatory perspective, are studied with distinct causal (...)
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  • Microbiome Structure and Function: A New Framework for Interpreting Data.Gregor P. Greslehner - 2020 - Bioessays 42 (7):1900255.
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  • Do Seasonal Microbiome Changes Affect Infection Susceptibility, Contributing to Seasonal Disease Outbreaks?Adrian Stencel - 2021 - Bioessays 43 (1):2000148.
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  • Out of Our Skull, in Our Skin: The Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis and the Extended Cognition Thesis.Federico Boem, Gabriele Ferretti & Silvano Zipoli Caiani - 2021 - Biology and Philosophy 36 (2):1-32.
    According to a shared functionalist view in philosophy of mind, a cognitive system, and cognitive function thereof, is based on the components of the organism it is realized by which, indeed, play a causal role in regulating our cognitive processes. This led philosophers to suggest also that, thus, cognition could be seen as an extended process, whose vehicle can extend not only outside the brain but also beyond bodily boundaries, on different kinds of devices. This is what we call the (...)
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  • Problems with Using Stability, Specificity, and Proportionality as Criteria for Evaluating Strength of Scientific Causal Explanations: Commentary on Lynch Et Al.Gry Oftedal - 2020 - Biology and Philosophy 35 (1):26.
    Lynch et al. employ stability, specificity, and proportionality as criteria for evaluating microbiome causal explanations. Although these causal characteristics signify relevant differences between causal roles, I suggest that they should not be used as general criteria for strong or good causal explanations.
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  • Microbiome Causality: Further Reflections.Kate E. Lynch, Emily C. Parke & Maureen A. O’Malley - 2020 - Biology and Philosophy 35 (2):1-16.
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  • Microbial activities are dependent on background conditions.Tamar Schneider - 2020 - Biology and Philosophy 35 (1):1-5.
    Taking the case of H. pylori and ulcer, Lynch et al., demonstrate how framing Koch’s postulate by an interventionist account clarifies the latter’s explanatory strength in proportionality with the weaknesses in specificity and stability due to the influence of background conditions. They suggest this approach as an efficient way to bypass the enigma of background conditions and microbial activity in the microbiome’s causal relations. However, it is the background conditions and the microbial interactions in the stomach that determine whether the (...)
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  • Ecology Helps Bound Causal Explanations in Microbiology.Jonathan L. Klassen - 2020 - Biology and Philosophy 35 (1):3.
    Experimental manipulations are a key means to establish causal relationships in microbiology. However, challenges remain to establish the applicability of such experiments beyond the precise conditions in which they were conducted. Ecological information can help address these challenges by describing the extent to which an experimentally-determined mechanism can explain the natural phenomenon that it is purported to cause.
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  • A Dual Decomposition Strategy of Both Microbial and Phenotypic Components for a Better Understanding of Causal Claims.Gregor P. Greslehner & Maël Lemoine - 2020 - Biology and Philosophy 35 (1):1.
    In our commentary on Lynch et al.’s target paper, we focus on decomposition as a research strategy. We argue that not only the presumptive microbial causes but also their supposed phenotypic effects need to be decomposed relative to each other. Such a dual decomposition strategy ought to improve the way in which causal claims in microbiome research can be made and understood.
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  • Trojan Horses and Black Queens: ‘Causal Core’ Explanations in Microbiome Research.Derek Skillings - 2019 - Biology and Philosophy 34 (6):60.
    Lynch et al., in an article in this issue, argue that an entire microbiome is rarely, if ever, the right target of analysis for causal explanations in microbiome research. They argue, using interventionist criteria of proportionality, specificity and stability, for restricting causal claims to the smallest subset of microbes—a causal core—that generate the effect of interest. A further question remains: what kind of interactions generate a consortium of microbes that can operate as causal agents in this manner? Here I introduce (...)
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  • Trojan Horses and Black Queens: ‘causal core’ explanations in microbiome research.Derek Skillings - 2019 - Biology and Philosophy 34 (6):1-6.
    Lynch et al., in an article in this issue, argue that an entire microbiome is rarely, if ever, the right target of analysis for causal explanations in microbiome research. They argue, using interventionist criteria of proportionality, specificity and stability, for restricting causal claims to the smallest subset of microbes—a causal core—that generate the effect of interest. A further question remains: what kind of interactions generate a consortium of microbes that can operate as causal agents in this manner? Here I introduce (...)
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  • Causal Clarity and Deeper Dimensions in Microbiota-Gut-Brain Research.Katarzyna B. Hooks, Jan Pieter Konsman & Maureen A. O'Malley - 2019 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 42.
    Our analysis of microbiota-gut-brain research took MGB to task for some of its methods, concepts, and interpretations. Commentators then raised numerous issues about the neuroscientific and microbiome aspects of MGB and how it can be understood as a field. We respond by addressing the dimensionality and causal focus of MGB.
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