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There are Mechanisms, and Then There are Mechanisms

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Duration: 0:46:08 | Added: 23 Aug 2013
Mechanisms are at centre-stage right now in philosophy of science, especially in discussions of causal explanation and causal inference.

For instance Jon Williamson and Frederica Russo argue that experimental and correlational evidence is not enough, evidence for the generating mechanism is required as well for solid causal inference. Nancy Cartwright endorses their view in this talk.

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