The Chances Of Explanation: Causal Explanation In The Social, Medical, And Physical Sciences Paul Humphreys

ISBN: 9780691073538

Published: December 21st 1989

Hardcover

180 pages


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The Chances Of Explanation: Causal Explanation In The Social, Medical, And Physical Sciences  by  Paul Humphreys

The Chances Of Explanation: Causal Explanation In The Social, Medical, And Physical Sciences by Paul Humphreys
December 21st 1989 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 180 pages | ISBN: 9780691073538 | 4.71 Mb

This book provides a post-positivist theory of deterministic and probabilistic causality that supports both quantitative and qualitative explanations. Features of particular interest include the ability to provide true explanations in contexts whereMoreThis book provides a post-positivist theory of deterministic and probabilistic causality that supports both quantitative and qualitative explanations. Features of particular interest include the ability to provide true explanations in contexts where our knowledge is incomplete, a systematic interpretation of causal modeling techniques in the social sciences, and a direct realist view of causal relations that is compatible with a liberal empiricism.

The book should be of wide interest to both philosophers and scientists.Originally published in 1992.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.



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