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Chao, Hsiang-Ke

Mechanism and Causality in Biology and Economics

Chao, Hsiang-Ke - Mechanism and Causality in Biology and Economics, ebook

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Table of contents

1. Towards the Methodological Turn in the Philosophy of Science
Hsiang-Ke Chao, Szu-Ting Chen, Roberta L. Millstein

Part I. Defining Mechanism and Causality

2. Mechanisms Versus Causes in Biology and Medicine
Lindley Darden

3. Identity, Structure, and Causal Representation in Scientific Models
Kevin D. Hoover

Part II. Models and Representation

4. The Regrettable Loss of Mathematical Molding in Econometrics
Marcel Boumans

5. Models of Mechanisms: The Case of the Replicator Dynamics
Till Grüne-Yanoff

6. Experimental Discovery, Data Models, and Mechanisms in Biology: An Example from Mendel’s Work
Ruey-Lin Chen

Part III. Reconsidering Biological Mechanisms and Causality

7. Mechanisms and Laws: Clarifying the Debate
Carl F. Craver, Marie I. Kaiser

8. Natural Selection and Causal Productivity
Roberta L. Millstein

9. Is Natural Selection a Population-Level Causal Process?
Rong-Lin Wang

Part IV. Across Boundaries Between Biology and Economics

10. Mechanisms and Extrapolation in the Abortion-Crime Controversy
Daniel Steel

11. Causality, Impartiality and Evidence-Based Policy
David Teira, Julian Reiss

12. Explaining the Explanations of 100 Million Missing Women
Hsiang-Ke Chao, Szu-Ting Chen

Keywords: Philosophy, Philosophy of Biology, Methodology and the History of Economic Thought, Evolutionary Biology

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Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2013
Language
en
Edition
2013
Series
History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9789400724549

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