The Resource The why of things : causality in science, medicine, and life, Peter V. Rabins

The why of things : causality in science, medicine, and life, Peter V. Rabins

Label
The why of things : causality in science, medicine, and life
Title
The why of things
Title remainder
causality in science, medicine, and life
Statement of responsibility
Peter V. Rabins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why was there a meltdown at the Fukushima power plant? Why do some people get cancer and not others? Why is global warming happening? Why does one person get depressed in the face of life's vicissitudes while another finds resilience? Questions like these, questions of causality, form the basis of modern scientific inquiry, posing profound intellectual and methodological challenges for researchers in the physical, natural, biomedical, and social sciences. In this book, the author, a noted psychiatrist offers a conceptual framework for analyzing daunting questions of causality. He maps a three-facet model of caulaity and applies it to a variety of questions in science, medicine, economics, and more. -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rabins, Peter V
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175.32.C38
LC item number
R33 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 J-678
  • Q 175.32.C38
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Causation
  • Science
  • Life sciences
  • Causation
  • Life sciences
  • Science
  • Causality
  • Science
  • Biological Science Disciplines
  • Philosophy
  • Causaliteit
  • Wetenschap
  • Biologie
  • Kausalität
  • Medizin
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Philosophie
Label
The why of things : causality in science, medicine, and life, Peter V. Rabins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical overview: the four approaches to causality -- The three-facet model: an overview -- The answer is either "no" or "yes": causality as a categorical concept -- Probabilities, odds, and risks: predispositions and provocations as causes -- A third model of causality: the emergent, nonlinear approach -- Empirical: the physical sciences -- Empirical: the biological sciences -- Empirical: epidemiology -- Narrative truth: the empathic method -- Cause in the ecclesiastic tradition -- Seeking the why of things: the model applied
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 278 pages
Isbn
9780231535458
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2012051072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)824353134
  • (OCoLC)ocn824353134
Label
The why of things : causality in science, medicine, and life, Peter V. Rabins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical overview: the four approaches to causality -- The three-facet model: an overview -- The answer is either "no" or "yes": causality as a categorical concept -- Probabilities, odds, and risks: predispositions and provocations as causes -- A third model of causality: the emergent, nonlinear approach -- Empirical: the physical sciences -- Empirical: the biological sciences -- Empirical: epidemiology -- Narrative truth: the empathic method -- Cause in the ecclesiastic tradition -- Seeking the why of things: the model applied
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 278 pages
Isbn
9780231535458
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2012051072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)824353134
  • (OCoLC)ocn824353134

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