"Making Things Happen
contains an elaborate presentation and defense of Woodward's manipulability theory of causation and causal explanation, a powerful alternative to extant theories in the field...The book contains an enormous wealth of ideas and detailed arguments...an extremely important contribution to the debates about causation and explanation. It will become an indispensable reference for anyone who wants to work on these topics."--Henk W. de Regt, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
"Careful, detailed, often eloquent."--Clark Glymour, British Journal for Philosophy of Science
About the Author
is the author of a number of articles in the philosophy of science. He has taught at the California Institute of Technology since 1983 where he is presently the J.O. and Juliette Koepfli Professor of Humanities.