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Experimental Philosophy and Causal Attribution

Livengood, Jonathan and Rose, David (2015) Experimental Philosophy and Causal Attribution. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Humans often attribute the things that happen to one or another actual cause. In this chapter, we survey some recent philosophical and psychological research on causal attribution. We pay special attention to the relation between graphical causal modeling and theories of causal attribution. We think that the study of causal attribution is one place where formal and experimental techniques nicely complement one another.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Livengood, Jonathanjonathan.livengood@gmail.com
Rose, Daviddavid.rose@rutgers.edu
Additional Information: Forthcoming in (eds) Sytsma, J. & Buckwalter, W. A Companion to Experimental Philosophy. Blackwell.
Keywords: Causal attribution, attribution theory, actual causation, graphical causal model, experimental philosophy, default-deviant, norms, responsibility, blame
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Depositing User: David Rose
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2015 15:59
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2015 15:59
Item ID: 11256
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Date: 9 January 2015
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11256

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