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Causal Pluralism and Public Health

Russo, Federica (2022) Causal Pluralism and Public Health. [Preprint]

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Abstract

In this chapter, public health (PH) is considered as a diverse field in which a number of disciplines and approaches contribute to establishing a knowledge base for the design and implementation of interventions. I aim to explain why causality is central, yet not always explicit, in both the generation of the knowledge base and in the design process of interventions. I point to the importance of this diversity in PH and thus motivate for a pluralistic approach to causality, which has the potential to strengthen our knowledge base for PH interventions and the communication from PH scholars to decision makers and the general public.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Russo, Federica
Additional Information: To appear in the Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Public Health edited by Sridhar Venkatapuram & Alex Broadbent
Keywords: Causal pluralism; causality; evidential pluralism; public health
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Epidemiology
General Issues > Evidence
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Health and Disease
General Issues > Science and Policy
Depositing User: Dr Federica Russo
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2022 03:23
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2022 03:23
Item ID: 20711
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Epidemiology
General Issues > Evidence
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Health and Disease
General Issues > Science and Policy
Date: 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20711

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