Why Theories of Causality Need Production: an Information Transmission Account.
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In this paper, I examine the comparatively neglected intuition of production regarding causality. I begin by examining the weaknesses of current production accounts of causality. I then distinguish between giving a good production account of causality and a good account of production. I argue that an account of production is needed to make sense of vital practices in causal inference. Finally, I offer an information transmission account of production based on John Collier's work that solves the primary weaknesses of current production accounts: applicability and absences.
|Title:||Why Theories of Causality Need Production: an Information Transmission Account|
|Open access status:||An open access version is available from UCL Discovery|
|Additional information:||The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13347-010-0006-3.|
|Keywords:||Causality, Production, Causal inference, Information Absences, Collier|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Science and Technology Studies|
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