Holistic Social Causation and Explanation

Conference paper
Part of the The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective book series (PSEP, volume 2)

Abstract

It has been regarded as a problem whether there can be genuine, irreducible causation in the social sciences. By such causation I mean causation that does not reduce to individual level causation. There is a parallel and related problem concerning psychological causation: Is there genuine, irreducible mental causation or is all causation purely physical in its nature? In this paper I will focus on holistic social causation.

Keywords

Mental Causation Group Goal Bayesian Game Group Utility Joint Intention 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HelsinkiFinland

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