Probabilistic theories of causality

Williamson, Jon (2009) Probabilistic theories of causality. In: The Oxford Handbook of Causation. Oxford University Press, pp. 185-212. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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: 02 Jun 2014 08:32
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