Mechanistic Theories of Causality Part I

Philosophy Compass 6 (6):421-432 (2011)
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Part I of this paper introduces a range of mechanistic theories of causality, including process theories and the complex-systems theories, and some of the problems they face. Part II argues that while there is a decisive case against a purely mechanistic analysis, a viable theory of causality must incorporate mechanisms as an ingredient, and describes one way of providing an analysis of causality which reaps the rewards of the mechanistic approach without succumbing to its pitfalls
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DOI 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2011.00400.x
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