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Causal Complexity, Conditional Independence and Downward Causation

Woodward, James (2019) Causal Complexity, Conditional Independence and Downward Causation. [Preprint]

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Abstract

This paper defends the notion of downward causation, relating it to a notion of conditional independence. Appeals to downward causation are viewed as a strategy for dealing with causal complexity


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Item Type: Preprint
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Woodward, Jamesjfw@pitt.edu
Additional Information: This paper is forthcoming in PSA 2018.
Keywords: Downward causation, Conditional Causal Independence
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Explanation
Depositing User: Jim Woodward
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2019 05:23
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2019 05:23
Item ID: 16762
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Explanation
Date: 28 December 2019
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16762

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