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The Resource Mechanism and causality in biology and economics, edited by Hsiang-Ke Chao, Szu-Ting Chen, Roberta L. Millstein, (electronic resource)

Mechanism and causality in biology and economics, edited by Hsiang-Ke Chao, Szu-Ting Chen, Roberta L. Millstein, (electronic resource)

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Mechanism and causality in biology and economics
Title
Mechanism and causality in biology and economics
Statement of responsibility
edited by Hsiang-Ke Chao, Szu-Ting Chen, Roberta L. Millstein
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume addresses fundamental issues in the philosophy of science in the context of two most intriguing fields: biology and economics. Written by authorities and experts in the philosophy of biology and economics, Mechanism and Causality in Biology and Economics provides a structured study of the concepts of mechanism and causality in these disciplines and draws careful juxtapositions between philosophical apparatus and scientific practice. By exploring the issues that are most salient to the contemporary philosophies of biology and economics and by presenting comparative analyses, the book serves as a platform not only for gaining mutual understanding between scientists and philosophers of the life sciences and those of the social sciences, but also for sharing interdisciplinary research that combines both philosophical concepts in both fields. The book begins by defining the concepts of mechanism and causality in biology and economics, respectively. The second and third parts investigate philosophical perspectives of various causal and mechanistic issues in scientific practice in the two fields. These two sections include chapters on causal issues in the theory of evolution; experiments and scientific discovery; representation of causal relations and mechanism by models in economics. The concluding section presents interdisciplinary studies of various topics concerning extrapolation of life sciences and social sciences, including chapters on the philosophical investigation of conjoining biological and economic analyses with, respectively, demography, medicine and sociology
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Dewey number
570.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Chao, Hsiang-Ke
  • Chen, Szu-Ting
  • Millstein, Roberta L
Series statement
History, philosophy and theory of the life sciences
Series volume
v.3
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  • Biology
  • Economics
  • Causation
  • Mechanism (Philosophy)
Label
Mechanism and causality in biology and economics, edited by Hsiang-Ke Chao, Szu-Ting Chen, Roberta L. Millstein, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Includes indexes
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multicolored
Contents
  • The Regrettable Loss of Mathematical Molding in Econometrics
  • Marcel Boumans
  • Models of Mechanisms: The Case of the Replicator Dynamics
  • Till Grüne-Yanoff
  • Experimental Discovery, Data Models, and Mechanisms in Biology: An Example from Mendel's Work
  • Ruey-Lin Chen
  • Reconsidering Biological Mechanisms and Causality.
  • Mechanisms and Laws: Clarifying the Debate
  • Carl F. Craver, Marie I. Kaiser
  • Natural Selection and Causal Productivity
  • Towards the Methodological Turn in the Philosophy of Science
  • Roberta L. Millstein
  • Is Natural Selection a Population-Level Causal Process?
  • Rong-Lin Wang
  • Across Boundaries Between Biology and Economics.
  • Mechanisms and Extrapolation in the Abortion-Crime Controversy
  • Daniel Steel
  • Causality, Impartiality and Evidence-Based Policy
  • David Teira, Julian Reiss
  • Explaining the Explanations of 100 Million Missing Women
  • Hsiang-Ke Chao, Szu-Ting Chen
  • Hsiang-Ke Chao, Szu-Ting Chen
  • Defining Mechanism and Causality.
  • Mechanisms Versus Causes in Biology and Medicine
  • Lindley Darden
  • Identity, Structure, and Causal Representation in Scientific Models
  • Kevin D. Hoover
  • Models and Representation.
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ocn855535070
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9789400724549
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)855535070
Label
Mechanism and causality in biology and economics, edited by Hsiang-Ke Chao, Szu-Ting Chen, Roberta L. Millstein, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • The Regrettable Loss of Mathematical Molding in Econometrics
  • Marcel Boumans
  • Models of Mechanisms: The Case of the Replicator Dynamics
  • Till Grüne-Yanoff
  • Experimental Discovery, Data Models, and Mechanisms in Biology: An Example from Mendel's Work
  • Ruey-Lin Chen
  • Reconsidering Biological Mechanisms and Causality.
  • Mechanisms and Laws: Clarifying the Debate
  • Carl F. Craver, Marie I. Kaiser
  • Natural Selection and Causal Productivity
  • Towards the Methodological Turn in the Philosophy of Science
  • Roberta L. Millstein
  • Is Natural Selection a Population-Level Causal Process?
  • Rong-Lin Wang
  • Across Boundaries Between Biology and Economics.
  • Mechanisms and Extrapolation in the Abortion-Crime Controversy
  • Daniel Steel
  • Causality, Impartiality and Evidence-Based Policy
  • David Teira, Julian Reiss
  • Explaining the Explanations of 100 Million Missing Women
  • Hsiang-Ke Chao, Szu-Ting Chen
  • Hsiang-Ke Chao, Szu-Ting Chen
  • Defining Mechanism and Causality.
  • Mechanisms Versus Causes in Biology and Medicine
  • Lindley Darden
  • Identity, Structure, and Causal Representation in Scientific Models
  • Kevin D. Hoover
  • Models and Representation.
Control code
ocn855535070
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400724549
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)855535070

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