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23 In 1893 W. ”24 Such overheated rhetoric of ineluctable hereditarian etiology can be found at will in late Victorian journals dealing with mental illness and crime. Italy produced Europe’s most inﬂuential theorist of the hereditary causes of crime, Cesare Lombroso. In L’uomo deliquente (1876) (Criminal Man), he adduced massive evidence to argue that evolutionary atavisms cause the notorious “born criminal,” who reveals animal ancestry with visible “stigmata” such as ape-like pointed ears and a protruding jaw.
While my primary focus is on those ideas, in every chapter (usually at the end) I do consider concrete historical developments that helped shape new experiences of causality as well as thinking about it. The major concrete historical inﬂuence is the increasing division of intellectual labor and analytical precision that resulted from the rise of new academic disciplines in universities and from the increasing specialization among professionals such as doctors and lawyers, whose diagnoses and briefs rested ultimately on causal analysis.
Reasons are the rational grounds for behavior and may form part of explanations that answer causal questions. Explanations may include a broad range of factors such as universal covering laws and a speciﬁcation of initial conditions, a single decisive factor such as an icy road in a car crash, or a mix of factors such as heredity, desire, belief, childhood background, and social pressure. Causal knowledge is most speciﬁc at the molecular level, less so at the cellular level, and extremely complex and uncertain at the behavioral level, generating in the modern period many new unanswered questions about the way in which molecular or cellular entities cause gross behavior.