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Why causation?

Why causation?  

Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum

in Causation: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779909
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199684434.003.0001
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9780199684434
‘Why causation?’ introduces the reader to one of the core topics in philosophy, but which is important to everyone whether a scientist, social scientist, or philosopher. The key theories of ... More
7. When the ground shakes

7. When the ground shakes  

Martin Redfern

in The Earth: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775734
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803078.003.0007
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chapter
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9780192803078
A map of major earthquakes provides a guide to the tectonic boundaries across the Earth. ‘When the ground shakes’ examines the power of earthquakes, their distribution, and their impact, ... More
9. Dispositionalism: what tends to be?

9. Dispositionalism: what tends to be?  

Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum

in Causation: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779909
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199684434.003.0010
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What is the dispositionalist theory of causation? ‘Dispositionalism: what tends to be?’ outlines the ideas of dispositionalism where causation is essentially dispositional in nature. It is ... More
Causation: A Very Short Introduction

Causation: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779909
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199684434.001.0001
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book
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9780199684434
Causation is the most fundamental connection in the universe. Without it, there would be no science or technology. There would be no moral responsibility either, as none of our thoughts ... More
2. Regularity: causation without connection?

2. Regularity: causation without connection?  

Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum

in Causation: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779909
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199684434.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199684434
A regularity is where one kind of thing is associated with or followed by another kind of thing. ‘Regularity: causation without connection?’ shows that types of events, actions, or states ... More
9. Worldwide effects and forecasting

9. Worldwide effects and forecasting  

Storm Dunlop

in Weather: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
eISBN: 
9780191783357
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199571314.003.0009
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chapter
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9780199571314
Observing the weather for purposes of forecasting is a worldwide enterprise. Routine measurements are made by national agencies in every country of the globe. These observations and their ... More
4. Realism and anti-realism

4. Realism and anti-realism  

Samir Okasha

in Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780191807640
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745587.003.0004
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9780198745587
‘Realism and anti-realism’ is concerned with the debate between scientific realism and its converse, anti-realism or instrumentalism. Realists hold that the aim of science is to provide a ... More
Weather: A Very Short Introduction

Weather: A Very Short Introduction  

Storm Dunlop

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
Published Online: 
Jan 2017
eISBN: 
9780191783357
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199571314.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199571314
Weather: A Very Short Introduction explains what weather is, how it differs from climate, what causes weather, and how we measure it. It shows how the different properties of ... More

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