Interpreting Causality in the Health Sciences

  title={Interpreting Causality in the Health Sciences},
  author={Federica Russo and Jon Williamson},
We argue that the health sciences make causal claims on the basis of evidence both of physical mechanisms, and of probabilistic dependencies. Consequently, an analysis of causality solely in terms of physical mechanisms or solely in terms of probabilistic relationships, does not do justice to the causal claims of these sciences. Yet there seems to be a single relation of cause in these sciences—pluralism about causality will not do either. Instead, we maintain, the health sciences require a… CONTINUE READING

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