Causation

  • by J.-M. Kuczynski
  • Narrated by Michael Hatak
  • 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This book provides clear, concise answers to the following questions:


What is it for one event to cause another?
Under what conditions are causal claims warranted?
What are the different kinds of causation?
Does knowledge of physical law presuppose knowledge of instances of causation, or is it the other way around?
What is the relationship between counterfactual knowledge and causal knowledge?
Is it true, as it is so often alleged to be, that discovery and justification are categorically distinct?
What are the merits, if any, of Hume's analysis of causation?
What is the solution to the Raven Paradox?
What is the difference between statistical and explanatory probability?
What is probabilistic causation and why must its existence be granted?

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best book out there on causality

What did you like most about Causation?

the fast pace, the clarity, the scope


Who was your favorite character and why?

not relevant since non-fiction


What aspect of Michael Hatak’s performance might you have changed?

he didn't understand the material, got tired towards the middle


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

yes, the discussion of counterfactual conditionals


Any additional comments?

better than just about anything any contemporary philosopher has written

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- Kip

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-08-2016
  • Publisher: PHILOSOPHYPEDIA