Philosophy and Technology 24 (2):95-114 (2011)

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Phyllis Illari
University College London
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In this paper, I examine the comparatively neglected intuition of production regarding causality. I begin by examining the weaknesses of current production accounts of causality. I then distinguish between giving a good production account of causality and a good account of production. I argue that an account of production is needed to make sense of vital practices in causal inference. Finally, I offer an information transmission account of production based on John Collier’s work that solves the primary weaknesses of current production accounts: applicability and absences
Keywords Causality  Production  Causal inference  Information  Absences  Collier
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