Commentary: from handles to interventions. Commentary on R G Collingwood, 'the so-called idea of causation'.
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International journal of epidemiology, ISSN: 1464-3685, Vol: 43, Issue: 6, Page: 1714-8
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This article is a commentary on R.G. Collingwood,d “The So-Called Idea of Causation” invited by the International Journal of Epidemiology. It discusses the relevance of Collingwood's ideas for current conceptions of causation, both in epidemiology and elsewhere. The connection between interventionist treatments of causation and the use of instrumental variables and "Mendelian randomization" is also noted.