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Causation and its application to history.

Morris Raphael Cohen

Causation and its application to history.

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Published in [New York] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History -- Philosophy

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD16.9 C58
    The Physical Object
    Pagination12-29p.
    Number of Pages29
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14080965M


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Causation and its application to history. by Morris Raphael Cohen Download PDF EPUB FB2

Famous discussion of causation in Book 2 of his Physics. The result was Aristotle's doctrine of four types (or, perhaps, aspects) of causes – material, formal, efficient, and final. Consider, for example, the construction of a house.

The material aspect of the cause would consists of the materials – wood, brick, cements, and so on –. The application of causal explanations has, however, raised several important issues which the historian must consider.

As Paul Conklin asserts, the debates about causation in history rarely focus on its importance in adequate historical explanation, but rather on the implications of its use. 2 This. In the essay on 'Cleopatra's Nose' Professor grewal discusses the concept of causation in relation to the changing worldviews since the ancient times, and with reference to the rise of modern science.

The essay brings out how with the changed view of science in the 20th century, the view of history and causation. Books shelved as causation: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell, The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause.

The first is to preserve the memory of Greeks and barbarians in their struggles; and the second, “In particular, beyond everything else, to give the cause of their fighting one another.” While I share this viewpoint, there are grave difficulties with such a causal understanding of by: 7.

In essence, the cause of history is the why question that historians must ask when dealing with the historic fabric.

Carr emphasized three characteristics of causation that historians should follow: 1) Assign several causes to the event, 2) prioritize the causes, and 3).

Herodotus was born in the small Ionian Greek town of Halicarnassus. His major work was his book The Histories. The Histories is a military history of the struggle of the Greek states verses the Persian Empire.

He wrote between and BC and has been dubbed various names, such as the father of. the cause in fact (also known as actual cause), which explains a specific event as opposed to a class of events; the non-linear cause (e.g.

a cause with a takeoff or threshold level); the irreversible cause (e.g. a cause with a ratchet effect); the constant cause, a cause operating continually on a given. Causation. These Teaching History Articles on 'Causation' are highly recommended reading to those who would like to get to grips with this key concept.

Move Me On Problem page for history mentors. Teaching History 92 Problem: Melville Miles, student history teacher, is in Term 3. Causation Conceptual schemes often have a history of maltreatment as children” (p. The results of their research indicate further that “a child abused at a young age is at higher risk opment of rational thought and the application of scientific laws, as well as using empirical.

Causation is at once familiar and mysterious. Many believe that the causal relation is not directly observable, but that we nevertheless can somehow detect its presence in the world.

Common sense seems to have a firm grip on causation, and much work /5(2). Causation, Relation that holds between two temporally simultaneous or successive events when the first event (the cause) brings about the other (the effect). According to David Hume, when we say of two types of object or event that “X causes Y” (e.g., fire causes smoke), we mean that (i) Xs are “constantly conjoined” with Ys, (ii) Ys follow Xs and not vice versa, and (iii) there is a.

This collection of original essays on the topics of causation and explanation offers readers a state-of-the-art view of current work in these areas. The book is notable for its interdisciplinary character, and the essays, by distinguished authors and important rising scholars, will be of interest to a wide readership, including philosophers, computer scientists, and economists.

A common approach of the courts has been to assert that causation is a question of fact to be answered by the application of common sense. The cornerstone of the law on causation is that the prosecution must show that the defendant’s act was the substantial and operating cause of the harm. is a platform for academics to share research papers.

The book is organized so as to respect the various cross-cutting and interdisciplinary concerns about causation, such as the reducibility of causation, its application to scientific modeling, its connection to influence and laws of nature, and its role in causal explanation.

Causation is now commonly supposed to involve a succession that instantiates some law-like regularity. Efficient Causation: A History examines how our modern notion developed from a very different understanding of efficient causation. This volume begins with Aristotle's initial conception of efficient causation, and then considers the transformations and reconsiderations of this conception in.

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This is by far the longest chapter of the book. It deals with the most important and mysterious natural modality: causation. It proceeds from the basic idea underlying all deterministic and probabilistic theories of causation that a cause raises the metaphysical or epistemic status of the effect given the obtaining circumstances.

For direct causes the circumstances can be explained in a non. Modern best-selling books like Jared Diamond's "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed" apply the latest findings of archaeology and the natural sciences to trace the historical causation of what is possibly the most important subject on earth: the survival of human civilizations.

Efficient Causation is a genealogy of this sort -- a history of the concept of causation as it finds broad use today, and an attempt to cultivate a deeper understanding of that concept without any pretense at analyzing it.

The guiding thought behind the volume is that there is a developmental story to tell here that is both philosophically. The book is organized so as to respect the various cross-cutting and interdisciplinary concerns about causation, such as the reducibility of causation, its application to scientific modeling, its connection to influence and laws of nature, and its role in causal s: 2.

In epidemiological studies, ascertainment of cause-effect relationships is one of the central and most difficult tasks of all scientific activities. Epidemiological principles stand on two basic assumptions: Human disease does not occur at random. The disease and its cause as well as preventive factors can be identified by a thorough.

In most academic and non-academic circles throughout history, the world and its operation have been viewed in terms of cause and effect.

The principles of causation have been applied, fruitfully, across the sciences, law, medicine, and in everyday life, despite the lack of any agreed-upon framework for understanding what causation ultimately amounts to. The empirical findings of this study rest on two sorts of evidence: first, a set of detailed case studies of the five major UK recessions since ; and second, a statistical analysis that seeks to explain these and other fluctuations in terms of indicators of four types of exogenous demand shock.

This chapter summarizes this evidence and its underlying rationale; it needs to be read with Ch. A historical review of the evolution of concepts, postulates and guidelines concerning disease causation from early germ theory to current work in the area of chronic noncontagious diseases.

Students and researchers in epidemiology, clinical medicine, microbiology and related fields will value discussion of changing criteria as these apply to speci. Causation is the "causal relationship between the defendant's conduct and end result".

In other words, causation provides a means of connecting conduct with a resulting effect, typically an injury. In criminal law, it is defined as the actus reus (an action) from which the specific injury or other effect arose and is combined with mens rea (a state of mind) to comprise the elements of guilt.

In his paper, “Causation in psychoanalysis”, Dr Nikolai Axmacher raises and responds to three arguments that claim that psychoanalytic explanations and causal explanations in the neurological sciences are mutually inconsistent. These arguments, he claims, are raised by many opponents of neuropsychoanalysis, who argue that psychoanalytic explanations, because they are hermeneutic in.

Causation and Its Basis in Fundamental Physics Douglas Kutach Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Science. Challenges numerous commonly held doctrines about causation. Presents a new scientific explanation for the direction of causation.

Uses a previously unrecognized philosophical methodology. This, to be clear, posits two types of cause – the first is the basic physical causation we might associate with the reality of the world we live within, most of which we now assume to be best known through scientific methodologies of observation and experimentation; the second is the basic intentional causation we might associate with an.

CAUSATION IN SCIENCE Despite Russell's remark, it is simply false that the word "cause" (and its cognates) does not appear in the advanced sciences. Russell's claim can be readily refuted by perusing any leading science journal.

Admittedly, some uses of the word "cause" and its cognates have spe­. WEB OF CAUSATION Given by macmohan and pugh. according to him disease never depends upon single isolated cause rather it develops from a chain of causation in which each link itself is a result of complex interaction of preceding events these chain of causation which may be the fraction of the whole complex is known as web of causation.

Theory of Causation. Causation and inductive inference have been linked in the philosophical literature since David Hume. The Department’s contribution to the foundations of causation and causal discovery over the past two decades has transformed the subject and is having influence not only within philosophy, computer science, and statistics, but also in the social sciences, biology, and.

-Hume's theory seems to entail that any regularity is a case of causation- but some regularities do not seem to be cases of causation so one strategy for improving the theory would be to find a way to pick out which regularities are causal and which are not -an influential way to trying to do this is to appeal to the idea of a law of nature.

60 Chapter 2 praCtiCal appliCations of epidemiology Since the early s, the leading causes of death over decades of time have shown marked changes (Figure 2–3).For example, death rates for heart dis-ease, cancer, and stroke have shown long-term declining trends.

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The model of web of causation dates back towhen it was developed to represent different pathways that point on a genesis of a health problem or a disease, giving rise to defined causative risk factors.