University of Hertfordshire

Why look at causality in the sciences: A manifesto

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  • Phyllis Illari
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCausality in the Sciences
ISBN (Print)0199574138, 978-0199574131
Publication statusPublished - 2011


This chapter is the introduction to the volume. The volume editors begin by setting out a manifesto that puts forward two theses: first, that the sciences are the best place to turn in order to understand causality; second, that scientifically-informed philosophical investigation can bring something to the sciences too. Next, the chapter goes through the various parts of the volume, drawing out relevant background to and themes of the chapters in those parts. Finally, the chapter discusses the progeny of the papers and identify some next steps for research into causality in the sciences.

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