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This quantity addresses primary matters within the philosophy of technology within the context of 2 so much fascinating fields: biology and economics. Written through specialists and specialists within the philosophy of biology and economics, Mechanism and Causality in Biology and Economics presents a established examine of the ideas of mechanism and causality in those disciplines and attracts cautious juxtapositions among philosophical gear and medical perform. through exploring the problems which are so much salient to the modern philosophies of biology and economics and through offering comparative analyses, the publication serves as a platform not just for gaining mutual realizing among scientists and philosophers of the existence sciences and people of the social sciences, but additionally for sharing interdisciplinary examine that mixes either philosophical innovations in either fields.
The publication starts via defining the innovations of mechanism and causality in biology and economics, respectively. the second one and 3rd components examine philosophical views of varied causal and mechanistic concerns in medical perform within the fields. those sections comprise chapters on causal matters within the thought of evolution; experiments and clinical discovery; illustration of causal kinfolk and mechanism through types in economics. The concluding part provides interdisciplinary reports of assorted subject matters pertaining to extrapolation of lifestyles sciences and social sciences, together with chapters at the philosophical research of conjoining organic and fiscal analyses with, respectively, demography, medication and sociology.
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I proceed as follows. In Sect. 2, I summarize one current view of biological mechanisms, the MDC characterization of biological mechanisms. In Sect. 3, I first summarize what we said in the MDC paper about the relation of the analysis of mechanism to an analysis of cause. Then, I expand it to conjecture what “C causes E” might refer to, from the perspective of biological mechanisms. In Sect. 4, I take up the extension of the MDC account to medicine and illustrate the power and complexities that the search for mechanisms plays in an example from medicine.
Here, I want to focus on representation of causes and not on fundamental ontology or epistemology. It is a commonplace that different representations or notational schemes allow us to see different things and that some schemes are more effective than others – consider Arabic numerals or Feynman diagrams. The main goal of this chapter is to develop a scheme for representing causal relationships and to consider the light that it sheds on how we 1 See Hoover (2008 and 2012a) on the place of causal analysis in economics and Reiss (2007) on natural experiments and counterfactual analysis.
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Mechanism and Causality in Biology and Economics by Hsiang-Ke Chao, Szu-Ting Chen, Visit Amazon's Roberta L. Millstein Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Roberta L. Millstein,