Mechanism and Causality in Biology and Economics

2014.03.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Hsiang-Ke Chao, Szu-Ting Chen, and Roberta L. Millstein (eds.), Mechanism and Causality in Biology and Economics,
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2014.03.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Hsiang-Ke Chao, Szu-Ting Chen, and Roberta L. Millstein (eds.), Mechanism and Causality in Biology and Economics, Springer, 2013, 256pp., $179.00 (hbk), ISBN 9789400724532. Reviewed by Anya Plutynski, Washington University in St. Louis The last ten years have seen a significant increase of interest in causality and mechanism in biology and economics. Chao, Chen and Millstein’s collection of excellent essays provides both a critical reappraisal of how far we’ve come, and an insight into future lines of inquiry. One of the many good things about the book is the integration of diverse new work by young scholars with that of more senior contributors to the field. Another is the novel subject matter: one of my criteria for a good read in philosophy is that I learn something new, and this book met that criterion in spades. I enjoyed learning so many new things about such a diversity of topics. . .

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