Varieties of Causal Explanation in Medical Contexts: Philosophy [Paperback]

Raffaella Campaner(Author)

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ISBN: 9788869772788 | Published by: Mimesis International | Series: Udine/Gorizia Conference Proceedings | Year of Publication: 2020 | 170p, H8.2 x W5.5,
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Varieties of Causal Explanation in Medical Contexts

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Far from being the sole mode of explaining, explanation in terms of – mostly probabilistic – causes has nourished a wide debate addressing diseases, what produces them and how. Focusing on causal explanations involves, in turn, getting deeper into conceptions of causation, modelling, and control, and presents a range of relevant issues for research and clinical contexts. The aim of the volume is two-fold. In the first place, its purpose is to stress core features, differences and interactions between various theories belonging to, on the one hand, the mechanical and neo-mechanical approach to explanation, and, on the other hand, the interventionist approach, testing their suitability in medicine. In the second place, and related to the first, a form of pluralism is advocated which is grounded on a deep analysis of specific features of explanatory contexts in the health sciences, especially in cancer and mental health studies.

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