Chapter 19. Origins: Common Causes in Historiographic Reasoning

  1. Aviezer Tucker
  1. Aviezer Tucker

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch19

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

How to Cite

Tucker, A. (2008) Origins: Common Causes in Historiographic Reasoning, in A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography (ed A. Tucker), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch19

Editor Information

  1. Prague, Czech Republic

Author Information

  1. Prague, Czech Republic

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149082

Online ISBN: 9781444304916

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Keywords:

  • common causes in historiographic reasoning;
  • alternative common cause hypotheses;
  • some common cause vs. a particular common cause;
  • properties of a particular common cause;
  • type vs. token common cause;
  • information preservation and inference of existence of some common causes;
  • meaning of the existence of some common cause;
  • likelihoods of variational group given common and separate causes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Some Common Cause vs. a Particular common Cause

  • Type vs. Token Common Cause

  • Information Preservation and the Inference of the Existence of Some Common Causes

  • The Meaning of the Existence of Some Common Cause

  • Likelihoods of the Variational Group given Common and Separate Causes

  • Alternative Common Cause Hypotheses

  • Bibliography