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Mechanisms and Difference-Making

Dragulinescu, Stefan (2016) Mechanisms and Difference-Making. Acta Analytica, . pp. 1-26. ISSN 0353-5150. (doi:10.1007/s12136-016-0292-1) (KAR id:55988)


I argue that difference-making should be a crucial element for evaluating the

quality of evidence for mechanisms, especially with respect to the robustness of

mechanisms, and that it should take central stage when it comes to the general role

played by mechanisms in establishing causal claims in medicine. The difference-

making of mechanisms should provide additional compelling reasons to accept the gist

of Russo-Williamson thesis and include mechanisms in the protocols for Evidence-

Based Medicine (EBM), as the EBM+ research group has been advocating

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s12136-016-0292-1
Uncontrolled keywords: Mechanisms, difference making, causation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Culture and Languages
Depositing User: S.A. Dragulinescu
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2016 01:01 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:35 UTC
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