Category Archive: Causality – Social Science

Sep 16

Recently presented in Urbino, Italy

Concetti e tecniche della probabilità, Università di Urbino

May 13

Recently presented in Rotterdam

Workshop Social mechanisms and social explanations 8 May, Rotterdam

Feb 13

Conference: Evidence and Causality in the Sciences

5-7 September 2012 University of Kent, Canterbury, UK Organisers: Phyllis Illari and Federica Russo Causality is a vibrant and thriving topic in philosophy of science. It is closely related to many other challenging scientific concepts, such as probability and mechanisms, which arise in many different scientific contexts, in different fields.  For example, they are …

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Mar 22

Freshly published

Journal of Economic Methodology Comparative process tracing: yet another virtue of mechanisms? Federica Russo Philosophy, Louvain & Kent, Online publication date: 18 March 2010 URL:

Mar 04

Freshly published

Are causal analysis and system analysis compatible approaches? International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Volume 24, Issue 1 March 2010 , pages 67 – 90 Author Posting. (c) Federica Russo, 2010. This is the author’s version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Federica Russo for personal use, not for redistribution. …

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Nov 06

Causality and Causal Modelling in the Social Sciences. Measuring Variations

The anti-causal prophecies of last century have been disproved. Causality is neither a ‘relic of a bygone’ nor ‘another fetish of modern science’; it still occupies a large part of the current debate in philosophy and the sciences. This investigation into causal modelling presents the rationale of causality, i.e. the notion that guides causal reasoning …

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