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  1. Causation and Counterfactuals.John Collins, Ned Hall & Laurie Paul (eds.) - 2004 - MIT Press.
    Thirty years after Lewis's paper, this book brings together some of the most important recent work connecting—or, in some cases, disputing the connection ...
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  2. Causation: A User’s Guide.L. A. Paul & Ned Hall - 2013 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Causation is at once familiar and mysterious. Neither common sense nor extensive philosophical debate has led us to anything like agreement on the correct analysis of the concept of causation, or an account of the metaphysical nature of the causal relation. Causation: A User's Guide cuts a clear path through this confusing but vital landscape. L. A. Paul and Ned Hall guide the reader through the most important philosophical treatments of causation, negotiating the terrain by taking a set of examples (...)
     
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  3. Structural Equations and Causation.N. Hall - 2007 - Philosophical Studies 132 (1):109 - 136.
    Structural equations have become increasingly popular in recent years as tools for understanding causation. But standard structural equations approaches to causation face deep problems. The most philosophically interesting of these consists in their failure to incorporate a distinction between default states of an object or system, and deviations therefrom. Exploring this problem, and how to fix it, helps to illuminate the central role this distinction plays in our causal thinking.
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  4. Two Concepts of Causation.Ned Hall - 2004 - In John Collins, Ned Hall & Laurie Paul (eds.), Causation and Counterfactuals. MIT Press. pp. 225-276.
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  5. Humean Reductionism About Laws of Nature.Ned Hall - manuscript
  6. Two Mistakes About Credence and Chance.Ned Hall - 2004 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 82 (1):93 – 111.
    David Lewis's influential work on the epistemology and metaphysics of objective chance has convinced many philosophers of the central importance of the following two claims: First, it is a serious cost of reductionist positions about chance (such as that occupied by Lewis) that they are, apparently, forced to modify the Principal Principle--the central principle relating objective chance to rational subjective probability--in order to avoid contradiction. Second, it is a perhaps more serious cost of the rival non-reductionist position that, unlike reductionism, (...)
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  7. Correcting the Guide to Objective Chance.Ned Hall - 1994 - Mind 103 (412):505-518.
  8. Causation and the Price of Transitivity.Ned Hall - 2000 - Journal of Philosophy 97 (4):198-222.
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  9. The Intrinsic Character of Causation.Ned Hall - 2004 - Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 1:255-300.
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    The Large-Scale Joints of the World.Ned Hall - 2018 - Humana Mente 4 (19).
    What is the compositional structure of reality? That question divides naturally into these two: What is the compositional structure of the particulars that populate reality? And what is the structure of the properties and relations that fix what these entities are like? David Lewis‘s work in ontology and mereology provides the materials for an extraordinarily clean answer to the first question. First, among the particulars1 that populate reality are mereological simples: entities that have no proper parts. Second, every collection of (...)
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  11. On What We Know About Chance.Frank Arntzenius & Ned Hall - 2003 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 54 (2):171-179.
    The ‘Principal Principle’ states, roughly, that one's subjective probability for a proposition should conform to one's beliefs about that proposition's objective chance of coming true. David Lewis has argued (i) that this principle provides the defining role for chance; (ii) that it conflicts with his reductionist thesis of Humean supervenience, and so must be replaced by an amended version that avoids the conflict; hence (iii) that nothing perfectly deserves the name ‘chance’, although something can come close enough by playing the (...)
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    Causation and the Price of Transitivity.Ned Hall - 2000 - Journal of Philosophy 97 (4):198.
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  13. Causation and Preemption.Ned Hall & Laurie Ann Paul - 2003 - In Peter Clark & Katherine Hawley (eds.), Philosophy of Science Today. Oxford University Press.
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  14. Counterfactuals and Causation: History, Problems, and Prospects.John Collins, Ned Hall & L. A. Paul - 2004 - In John Collins, Ned Hall & Laurie Paul (eds.), Causation and Counterfactuals. MIT Press. pp. 1--57.
    Among the many philosophers who hold that causal facts1 are to be explained in terms of—or more ambitiously, shown to reduce to—facts about what happens, together with facts about the fundamental laws that govern what happens, the clear favorite is an approach that sees counterfactual dependence as the key to such explanation or reduction. The paradigm examples of causation, so advocates of this approach tell us, are examples in which events c and e— the cause and its effect— both occur, (...)
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    The Hypothesis of the Conditional Construal of Conditional Probability.Alan Hájek & N. Hall - 1994 - In Ellery Eells, Brian Skyrms & Ernest W. Adams (eds.), Probability and Conditionals: Belief Revision and Rational Decision. Cambridge University Press. pp. 75.
  16. Against the PCA-Analysis.A. Byrne & N. Hall - 1998 - Analysis 58 (1):38-44.
    Jonardon Ganeri, Paul Noordhof, and Murali Ramachandran (1996) have proposed a new counterfactual analysis of causation. We argue that this – the PCA-analysis – is incorrect. In section 1, we explain David Lewis’s first counterfactual analysis of causation, and a problem that led him to propose a second. In section 2 we explain the PCA-analysis, advertised as an improvement on Lewis’s later account. We then give counterexamples to the necessity (section 3) and sufficiency (section 4) of the PCA-analysis.
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  17. David Lewis's Metaphysics.Ned Hall - 2010 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  18. Non-Locality on the Cheap? A New Problem for Counterfactual Analyses of Causation.Ned Hall - 2002 - Noûs 36 (2):276–294.
  19. Probability.Branden Fitelson, Alan Hajek & Ned Hall - 2006 - In Jessica Pfeifer & Sahotra Sarkar (eds.), The Philosophy of Science: An Encyclopedia. Routledge.
    There are two central questions concerning probability. First, what are its formal features? That is a mathematical question, to which there is a standard, widely (though not universally) agreed upon answer. This answer is reviewed in the next section. Second, what sorts of things are probabilities---what, that is, is the subject matter of probability theory? This is a philosophical question, and while the mathematical theory of probability certainly bears on it, the answer must come from elsewhere. To see why, observe (...)
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  20. Philosophy of Causation: Blind Alleys Exposed; Promising Directions Highlighted.Ned Hall - 2006 - Philosophy Compass 1 (1):86–94.
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  21. Writing the Book of the World by Theodore Sider.Ned Hall - 2014 - Journal of Philosophy 111 (4):219-224.
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  22. Metaphysically Reductive Causation.Ned Hall & L. A. Paul - 2013 - Erkenntnis 78 (1):9-41.
    There are, by now, many rival, sophisticated philosophical accounts of causation that qualify as ‘metaphysically reductive’. This is a good thing: these collective efforts have vastly improved our understanding of causation over the last 30 years or so. They also put us in an excellent position to reflect on some central methodological questions: What exactly is the point of offering a metaphysical reduction of causation? What philosophical scruples ought to guide the pursuit of such a reduction? Finally, how should answers (...)
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  23. Causation and Ceteris Paribus Laws.Ned Hall - 2005 - The Harvard Review of Philosophy 13 (1):80-99.
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  24. How to Set a Surprise Exam.Ned Hall - 1999 - Mind 108 (432):647-703.
    The professor announces a surprise exam for the upcoming week; her clever student purports to demonstrate by reductio that she cannot possibly give such an exam. Diagnosing his puzzling argument reveals a deeper puzzle: Is the student justified in believing the announcement? It would seem so, particularly if the upcoming 'week' is long enough. On the other hand, a plausible principle states that if, at the outset, the student is justified in believing some proposition, then he is also justified in (...)
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  25. Chalmers on Consciousness and Quantum Mechanics.Alex Byrne & Ned Hall - 1999 - Philosophy of Science 66 (3):370-90.
    The textbook presentation of quantum mechanics, in a nutshell, is this. The physical state of any isolated system evolves deterministically in accordance with Schrödinger's equation until a "measurement" of some physical magnitude M (e.g. position, energy, spin) is made. Restricting attention to the case where the values of M are discrete, the system's pre-measurement state-vector f is a linear combination, or "superposition", of vectors f1, f2,... that individually represent states that..
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  26. Rescued From the Rubbish Bin: Lewis on Causation.Ned Hall - 2004 - Philosophy of Science 71 (5):1107-1114.
    Lewis's work on causation was governed by a familiar methodological approach: the aim was to come up with an account of causation that would recover, in as elegant a fashion as possible, all of our firm “pre‐theoretic” intuitions about hypothetical cases. That methodology faces an obvious challenge, in that it is not clear why anyone not interested in the semantics of the English word “cause” should care about its results. Better to take a different approach, one which treats our intuitions (...)
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  27. Gender Stereotype Endorsement Differentially Predicts Girls' and Boys' Trait-State Discrepancy in Math Anxiety.Madeleine Bieg, Thomas Goetz, Ilka Wolter & Nathan C. Hall - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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  28. Induction and Probability.Ned Hall & Alan Hájek - 2002 - In Peter Machamer & Michael Silberstein (eds.), The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Science. pp. 149-172.
    Arguably, Hume's greatest single contribution to contemporary philosophy of science has been the problem of induction (1739). Before attempting its statement, we need to spend a few words identifying the subject matter of this corner of epistemology. At a first pass, induction concerns ampliative inferences drawn on the basis of evidence (presumably, evidence acquired more or less directly from experience)—that is, inferences whose conclusions are not (validly) entailed by the premises. Philosophers have historically drawn further distinctions, often appropriating the term (...)
     
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    Comments on Michael Strevens's Depth. [REVIEW]Ned Hall - 2012 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 84 (2):474-482.
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  30. Causation.Ned Hall - 2005 - In Frank Jackson & Michael Smith (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Can the “Social Licence to Operate” Concept Enhance Engagement and Increase Acceptance of Renewable Energy? A Case Study of Wind Farms in Australia.Nina Lansbury Hall - 2014 - Social Epistemology 28 (3-4):219-238.
    Social licence to operate (SLO) is the ongoing acceptance or approval for a development that is granted by the local community and other stakeholders. From the current media and political attention on Australian wind farms, it appears that many specific wind farms, or indeed the industry as a whole, may not hold an SLO with affected stakeholders. This research was undertaken to examine whether the SLO might be a useful framework to enhance engagement and increase societal understanding of wind farms. (...)
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    Comments on Michael Strevens’s Depth.Ned Hall - 2012 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 84 (2):474-482.
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  33. Review. The Quantum Challenge. G Greenstein, AG Zajonc.N. Hall - 1999 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 50 (2):313-315.
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    R. A. Fisher and His Advocacy of Randomization.Nancy S. Hall - 2007 - Journal of the History of Biology 40 (2):295-325.
    The requirement of randomization in experimental design was first stated by R. A. Fisher, statistician and geneticist, in 1925 in his book Statistical Methods for Research Workers. Earlier designs were systematic and involved the judgment of the experimenter; this led to possible bias and inaccurate interpretation of the data. Fisher's dictum was that randomization eliminates bias and permits a valid test of significance. Randomization in experimenting had been used by Charles Sanders Peirce in 1885 but the practice was not continued. (...)
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  35. Ontology of Mind. Helen Steward.Ned Hall - 2001 - Mind 110 (440):1123-1127.
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    Causation and the Sciences.Ned Hall - 2011 - In Steven French & Juha Saatsi (eds.), Continuum Companion to the Philosophy of Science. Continuum. pp. 96--119.
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    David Lewis.Ned Hall - 2002 - The Harvard Review of Philosophy 10 (1):81-84.
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    Comments on Woodward, "Making Things Happen". [REVIEW]Ned Hall - 2006 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 28 (4):611 - 624.
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  39. The Large-Scale Joints of the World.Ned Hall - 2011 - Humana Mente 19.
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    Metagons in Killer Paramecia: Problems of Reproducibility and Alternative Hypotheses. [REVIEW]Nancy S. Hall - 1998 - Journal of the History of Biology 31 (3):425 - 446.
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    Review of Wesley C. Salmon, Phil Dowe (Ed.), Merrilee H. Salmon (Ed.), Reality and Rationality[REVIEW]Ned Hall - 2007 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2007 (1).
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    Book Review:Causality and Explanation Wesley C. Salmon. [REVIEW]Ned Hall - 1999 - Philosophy of Science 66 (3):497-.
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    General Practitioners' Perceptions and Attitudes to Infertility Management in Primary Care: Focus Group Study.Scott Wilkes, Nicola Hall, Ann Crosland, Alison Murdoch & Greg Rubin - 2007 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 13 (3):358-363.
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    Primitive Man, His Essential Quest. By John Murphy, D. Litt., with a Foreword by R. R. Marett. [REVIEW]N. F. Hall - 1927 - Philosophy 2 (8):568.
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  45. George Greenstein and Arthur G. Zajonc The Quantum Challenge.Ned Hall - 1999 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 50:313-315.
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  46. No Title Available: New Books. [REVIEW]N. F. Hall - 1927 - Philosophy 2 (8):568-571.
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  47. Review of Causality and Explanation by Wesley C. Salmon. [REVIEW]Ned Hall - 1999 - Philosophy of Science 66 (3):497-498.
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  48. Regulation of Pituitary Peptides by the Immune System.Nicholas R. S. Hall & Maureen P. O'Grady - 1989 - Bioessays 11 (5):141-144.
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  49. Trollope as Critic of the Novel.N. Hall - 1975 - Revue Belge de Philologie Et D’Histoire 53 (3):776-790.
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  50. Guide and Case Studies.S. H. Vollmer & N. S. Hall - unknown
    The goal of this small book and accompanying DVD is to help you to have a better experience in your laboratory by getting you to step back and take a global look at what is involved in making progress in the laboratory.
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