Mechanisms and Difference-Making

Dragulinescu, Stefan (2016) Mechanisms and Difference-Making. Acta Analytica, . pp. 1-26. ISSN 0353-5150. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s12136-016-0292-1) (Full text available)

Abstract

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
Uncontrolled keywords: Mechanisms, difference making, causation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Philosophy
Depositing User: S.A. Dragulinescu
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2016 01:01 UTC
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 15:41 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55988 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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