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Causation and explanatory patterns of human action

Jens Henrik Olsen

Causation and explanatory patterns of human action

by Jens Henrik Olsen

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Published by Institut for organisation og arbejdssociologi in Copenhagen .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Act (Philosophy),
  • Human behavior,
  • Causation

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: leaves 167-170.

    StatementJens Henrik Olsen.
    SeriesPhilosophical studies in the explanation of human action and social process -- v. 5, Nyt fra samfundsvidenskaberne--New social science monographs, Arbejdsnoter--Institut for organisation og arbejdssociologi, New social science monographs
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBD450 O47
    The Physical Object
    Pagination170 leaves. --
    Number of Pages170
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19731501M

    Levels of Causation in the Explanation of Behavior Having set forth some important caveats about attempts to relate evolution and ontogeny in the explanation of behavior, we can proceed to the simple model that is at the heart of this book. Most explanations of behavior occur at one level only. But as Tinbergen knew, the question, Why did the animal do that? can be answered at different levels Author: Causation was acknowledged as one of the central problems in Indian philosophy. The classical Indian philosophers’ concern with the problem basically arose from two sources: first, the cosmogonic speculations of the Vedas and the Upaniṣads, with their search for some simple unitary cause for the origin of this complex universe; and second, the Vedic concern with ritual action (karman) and.

    CAUSATION: PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE causation was one of the fundamental concepts that ren­ dered the empirical world comprehensible to humans. By the beginning of the twenty-first century, psychology was beginning to show just how pervasive human reasoning concerning cause and effect is. Even young children seem. Causation is the link that cements these prior mental states to the outcomes that ensue and, along with inten-tion, is the primary criterion for evaluating social behav-ior. The process by which people derive causal inferences about human action has occupied more than 50 years of .

      Abstract. Judges often invoke ‘common sense’ when deciding questions of legal causation. I draw on empirical evidence to refine the common-sense theory of legal causation developed by Hart and Honoré in Causation in the Law.I show that the two main common-sense principles that Hart and Honoré identified are empirically well founded; I also show how experimental research into causal Cited by: 2. This paper articulates an account of causation as a collection of information-theoretic relationships between patterns instantiated in the causal nexus. I draw on Dennett’s account of real patterns to characterize potential causal relata as patterns with specific identification criteria and noise tolerance levels, and actual causal relata as those patterns instantiated at some spatiotemporal Cited by: 4.


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Causation and causal explanation is irrelevant to understanding human action (Chapter 4) Navigating through nature requires causal knowledge Navigating through human nature and society requires intelligibility and thus interpretation understanding: not (mere) prediction: meaning of action is only revealed, when action becomes intelligible, Intelligible within context, from within, from the.

In metaphysics, philosophers want to know what causation is, and how it is related to laws of nature, probability, action, and freedom of the will.

In epistemology, philosophers investigate how causal claims can be inferred from statistical data, and how causation /5(7). Causation is at once familiar and mysterious.

Neither common sense nor extensive philosophical debate has led us to anything like agreement on the correct analysis of the concept of causation, or an account of the metaphysical nature of the causal relation. Causation: A User's Guide cuts a clear path through this confusing but vital landscape.L.

Human “free will” has been made problematic by several recent arguments against mental causation, the unity of the I or “self,” and the possibility that conscious decision-making could be temporally prior to action.

This paper suggests a pathway through this thicket for free will or self-determination. Books shelved as causation: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell, The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause.

Analysis book symposium with Nina Emery, Christopher Hill, Cian Dorr, and Stephen Yablo Analypp. – Summary of Modality and Explanatory Reasoning Nina Emery and Christopher Hill, “Impossible Worlds and Metaphysical Explanation: Comments on Kment’s Modality and Explanatory Reasoning” Cian Dorr, “Contingent Existence and Iterated Modality”.

The present article examines the nature and function of human agency within the conceptual model of triadic reciprocal causation. In analyzing the operation of human agency in this interactional causal structure, social cognitive theory accords a central role to cognitive, vicarious, self-reflective, and self-regulatory processes.

The issues addressed concern the psychological mechanisms Cited by: Circular cumulative causation is a theory developed by Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal in the year It is a multi-causal approach where the core variables and their linkages are delineated.

The idea behind it is that a change in one form of an institution will lead to successive changes in other institutions. The module provides an insight view about the causes of human errors and suggests the way to reduce the errors. Content. ound of some of the accidents s influencing human behaviour Factors vs Accident Causation Human Factors Investigation Tool (HFIT) Human Factors Analysis and Classification System.

Patterns, Information, and Causation Abstract: This paper articulates an account of causation as a collection of information-theoretic relationships between patterns instantiated in the causal nexus.

I draw on Dennett’s account of real patterns to characterize potential causal relata as patterns with specific identification criteriaFile Size: KB. achieve complete or deterministic explanations.

Human behaviour is both willed and caused: there is a double-sided character to human social behaviour. People construct their social world and there are creative aspects to human action but this freedom and agency will always be constrained by the structures within which people live.

Because behav. character of our understanding of human thought and action in their conception of causal explanation (Sayer,pp.

45–46). Meanings, beliefs, and volitional actions constitute processes thatAuthor: Joseph Alex Maxwell. action is not dependent on a counterfactual theory of causation. It is a problem for any reductive account of causation, and we discuss Lewis’s picture simply for the sake of concreteness.

1 The locus classicus is Lewis’s article ‘Causation’, reprinted in his (). (We note that Lewis allows forCited by: 8. Theories of Causation based on the belief that humans exercise free will and that human behavior results from rationally calculating rewards and costs in terms of pleasure and pain.

In other words, before an individual commits a specific act, he or she determines whether the consequences of. Disadvantages of Causal Research (Explanatory Research) Coincidences in events may be perceived as cause-and-effect relationships.

For example, Punxatawney Phil was able to forecast the duration of winter for five consecutive years, nevertheless, it is just a rodent without intellect and forecasting powers, i.e. it was a coincidence. In biology, reciprocal causation arises when developing organisms are both products of evolution as well as causes of evolution.

Formally, reciprocal causation exists when process A is a cause of process B and, subsequently, process B is a cause of process A, with this feedback potentially repeated.

Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy examines the debate between these views from Descartes to Hume. Ott argues that the competing models of causation in the period grow out of the scholastic notion of power.

On this Aristotelian view, the connection between cause and effect is Cited by: This paper offers four main arguments about the nature of causation in the social sciences.

First, contrary to most recent work, I argue that there is a unitary conception of causation: a cause. This article provides an overview of causal thinking by characterizing four approaches to causal inference.

It also describes the INUS model. It specifically presents a user-friendly synopsis of philosophical and statistical musings about causation. The four approaches to causality include neo-Humean regularity, counterfactual, manipulation and mechanisms, and by: Causation is a notion that is put to work in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and even aesthetics.

This bibliography addresses the main controversies surrounding this central notion itself, leaving to other entries in the relevant subfields the task of citing literature on causation relevant to the special concerns of these subdisciplines.

Human factor theory of accident causation has successfully described increasing number of accidents if a given factory has to produce double or much more than double the capacity.

In a factory manufacturing kitchen wares, the production had to be raised three times because new markets were developed. The patterns that follow, however, are models of evidentiary support for an ultimate conclusion that a substance is either a known human carcinogen or more likely than not a human carcinogen.

Moreover, they represent peer-reviewed and (in most cases) consensus judgments (something not required for admissibility), and the patterns are taken from.causation held implicitly within the social sciences is that a cause raises the probability of an event occurring.

This understanding of causation, which is borrowed from but not wedded to Bayesian inference, provides common semantic ground on which to base a reconstruction of causation.