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Explaining Correlations by Partitions

Stergiou, Chrysovalantis (2015) Explaining Correlations by Partitions. Foundations of Physics.

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In this paper two accounts of Reichenbachian common cause systems are compared. Examples are provided which show that Hofer-Szabó and Rédei (Int J Theor Phys 43:1819–1826, 2004) account and Hofer-Szabó et al. (The principle of the common cause, 2013) account is compatible, with but not equivalent, to Mazzola’s (Found Phys 42:512–523, 2012). Moreover, the difference of the two accounts with respect to their explanatory adequacy is discussed, in the light of Salmon’s statistical-relevance approach to statistical explanation.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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Stergiou, Chrysovalantisvalstergiou@gmail.com
Keywords: Causation; Principle of the Common cause; Probabilistic Causation; Reichenbachian Common Cause Systems
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Explanation
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Dr. Chrysovalantis Stergiou
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2015 16:49
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2015 16:49
Item ID: 11693
Journal or Publication Title: Foundations of Physics
Publisher: Springer US
Official URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10701-01...
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/s10701-015-9945-y
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Explanation
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 12 August 2015
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11693

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