Williamson, J. (2009) Probabilistic theories of causality. In: The Oxford Handbook of Causation. Oxford University Press, pp. 185-212.
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This chapter provides an overview of a range of probabilistic theories of causality, including those of Reichenbach, Good and Suppes, and the contemporary causal net approach. It discusses two key problems for probabilistic accounts: counterexamples to these theories and their failure to account for the relationship between causality and mechanisms. It is argued that to overcome the problems, an epistemic theory of causality is required.
|Item Type:||Book section|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages|
|Depositing User:||Jon Williamson|
|Date Deposited:||18 Jan 2010 09:58|
|Last Modified:||20 Jan 2012 15:02|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23596 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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