Making Things Happen: A Theory of Causal Explanation

Oxford University Press (2003)

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James Woodward
University of Pittsburgh
Abstract
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.
Keywords Causation  Explanation  Science Philosophy
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Call number BD541.W64 2003
ISBN(s) 0195155270   9780195155273     9780195189537
DOI 10.1111/j.1933-1592.2007.00012.x
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