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dc.contributor.authorWeinert, Friedel*
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-25T12:28:17Z
dc.date.available2016-11-25T12:28:17Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationWeinert F (2014) Social Mechanisms and Social Causation. Journal of Philosophical Economics. VIII (1): 24p.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/10687
dc.descriptionyesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this paper is to examine the notion of social mechanisms by comparison with the notions of evolutionary and physical mechanisms. It is argued that social mechanisms are based on trends, and not lawlike regularities, so that social mechanisms are different from mechanisms in the natural sciences. Taking as an example of social causation the abolition of the slave trade, the paper argues that social mechanisms should be incorporated in Weber’s wider notion of adequate causation in order to achieve their explanatory purpose.en_US
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dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://www.jpe.ro/?id=autor&p=2196en_US
dc.rights© 2014 The Author. Published open access by Rosetti International. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.en_US
dc.subjectIdeal types; Mechanisms (evolutionary, physical, social); Natural selection; Rainbows; Regularities; Slave trade; Social causation; Trends; Weberen_US
dc.titleSocial Mechanisms and Social Causationen_US
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dc.typeArticleen_US
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