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JOHN-MICHAEL KUCZYNSKI

Six Short Papers on Causality

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These essays concern the different kinds of causation and their respective explanatory functions. Each of the following topics is discussed, in a clear and precise manner:





*The relationship between causation and prediction


*The relationship between causation and explanation


*The relationship between prediction and explanation


*The nature of counterfactual truth


*The relationship between counterfactual conditionals and the corresponding past-tense indicatives


*The relationship between counterfactual conditionals and the corresponding future-tense indicatives


*Program causality and its explanatory virtues


*The different kinds of causes involved in the development of mental illness.


*Singular causation


*The nature of causal laws





These topics are analyzed clearly, incisively and originally, by the world authority on the topic of causation. This book is a fascinating adventure, to be cherished and listened to over and over.
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