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(2011) Explanation, prediction, and confirmation, Dordrecht, Springer.

Holistic social causation and explanation

Raimo Tuomela

pp. 305-318

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.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-1180-8_21

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Tuomela, R. (2011)., Holistic social causation and explanation, in D. Dieks, S. Hartmann, T. Uebel, M. Weber & W. J. González (eds.), Explanation, prediction, and confirmation, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 305-318.

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