The Cement of the Universe: A Study of Causation

Paperback | October 1, 1995

byJ. L. Mackie

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Studies causation both as a concept and as it is 'in the objects.' Offersnew accounts of the logic of singular causal statements, the form of causalregularities, the detection of causal relationships, the asymmetry of cause andeffect, and necessary connection, and it relates causation to functional andstatistical laws and to teleology.

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Studies causation both as a concept and as it is 'in the objects.' Offersnew accounts of the logic of singular causal statements, the form of causalregularities, the detection of causal relationships, the asymmetry of cause andeffect, and necessary connection, and it relates causation to functional andstatistical laws and to teleology...

J. L. Mackie is at University College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 8.66 × 5.51 × 1.1 inPublished:October 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198246420

ISBN - 13:9780198246428

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`It is a singularly impressive and powerful essay and one that will provide a basis for comment and controversy about causation and allied problems for a long time to come.' D. J. O`Connor, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science