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    Woodward and Variable Relativity.Georgie Statham - 2018 - Philosophical Studies 175 (4):885-902.
    The aim of this paper is to determine whether and to what extent Woodward’s interventionist theory of causation is variable relative. In an influential review, Strevens has accused Woodward’s account of a damaging form of variable relativity, according to which obviously false causal claims can be made true by choosing a depleted variable set. Following McCain, I show that Strevens’ objection doesn’t succeed. However, Woodward also wants to avoid another kind of variable relativity, according to which it can be true (...)
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    The Manipulation of Chemical Reactions: Probing the Limits of Interventionism.Georgie Statham - 2017 - Synthese 194 (12):4815-4838.
    I apply James Woodward’s interventionist theory of causation to organic chemistry, modelling three different ways that chemists are able to manipulate the reaction conditions in order to control the outcome of a reaction. These consist in manipulations to the reaction kinetics, thermodynamics, and whether the kinetics or thermodynamics predominates. It is possible to construct interventionist causal models of all of these kinds of manipulation, and therefore to account for them using Woodward’s theory. However, I show that there is an alternate, (...)
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    Causation: A User's Guide, by L. A. Paul and Ned Hall: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, Xxii + 277, £18.99. [REVIEW]Georgie Statham - 2014 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 92 (1):210-210.
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    'Causation: A User's Guide', by LA Paul and Ned Hall: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, Xxii+ 277,£ 18.99 (Paperback). [REVIEW]Georgie Statham - 2013 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy:1-1.
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    Causation: A User's Guide, by L. A. Paul and Ned Hall: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, Xxii + 277, £18.99.Georgie Statham - 2014 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 92 (1):210-210.
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    Contrastive Causal Claims: A Case Study.Georgie Statham - 2017 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 68 (3):663-688.
    ABSTRACT Contrastive and deviant/default accounts of causation are becoming increasingly common. However, discussions of these accounts have neglected important questions, including how the context determines the contrasts, and what shared knowledge is necessary for this to be possible. I address these questions, using organic chemistry as a case study. Focusing on one example—nucleophilic substitution—I show that the kinds of causal claims that can be made about an organic reaction depend on how the reaction is modelled, and argue that paying attention (...)
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    Mental Causation and Ontology, by Gibb S. C., Lowe E.J., and Ingthorsson R. D. (Eds): Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, Pp. Vii + 272, £65, (Hardback).Georgie Statham - 2013 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91 (4):828-829.
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    Mental Causation and Ontology, by Gibb S. C., Lowe E.J., and Ingthorsson R. D. (Eds): Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, Pp. Vii + 272, £65, (Hardback). [REVIEW]Georgie Statham - 2013 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91 (4):828-829.
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    Mechanisms, the Interventionist Theory, and the Ability to Use Causal Relationships.Georgie Statham - 2018 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 72:22-31.
    In the area of social science, in particular, although we have developed methods for reliably discovering the existence of causal relationships, we are not very good at using these to design effective social policy. Cartwright argues that in order to improve our ability to use causal relationships, it is essential to develop a theory of causation that makes explicit the connections between the nature of causation, our best methods for discovering causal relationships, and the uses to which these are put. (...)
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    Normative commitments, causal structure, and policy disagreement.Georgie Statham - 2020 - Synthese 197 (5):1983-2003.
    Recently, there has been a large amount of support for the idea that causal claims can be sensitive to normative considerations. Previous work has focused on the concept of actual causation, defending the claim that whether or not some token event c is a cause of another token event e is influenced by both statistical and prescriptive norms. I focus on the policy debate surrounding alternative energies, and use the causal modelling framework to show that in this context, people’s normative (...)
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