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Author Rabins, Peter V.
Title The why of things : causality in science, medicine, and life / Peter V. Rabins.
Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, 2013.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Historical overview: the four approaches to causality -- The three-facet model: an overview -- The answer is either "no" or "yes": causality as a categorical concept -- Probabilities, odds, and risks: predispositions and provocations as causes -- A third model of causality: the emergent, nonlinear approach -- Empirical: the physical sciences -- Empirical: the biological sciences -- Empirical: epidemiology -- Narrative truth: the empathic method -- Cause in the ecclesiastic tradition -- Seeking the why of things: the model applied.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
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Subject Causation.
Science -- Philosophy.
Life sciences -- Philosophy.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Original 9780231164726 0231164726 (DLC) 2012051072
ISBN 0231535457 (electronic bk.)
9780231535458 (electronic bk.)
9780231164726 (cloth : alk. paper)
0231164726 (cloth : alk. paper)
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