Causal Reasoning: Philosophy and Experiment

Publication Year:
2014
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10977
Author(s):
Woodward, James
preprint description
This paper explores some interactions between normative/ philosophical/theoretical theorizing about causation and empirical research into causal reasoning and judgment of the sort conducted by psychologists and others. I attempt to extract some general morals regarding the kinds of interactions between the empirical and the more traditionally philosophical that in my experience have been most fruitful. I also compare the experimental work on which I focus with some of the research strategies employed in experimental philosophy.