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Causal Responsibility and Robust Causation

Woodward, James (2020) Causal Responsibility and Robust Causation. Frontiers in Psychology.

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This is an experimental paper that explores how the robustness/invariance of the causal chain linking an agent’s action and the outcome influences judgments of causal responsibility. It is shown that even if one controls for the extent to which the action raises the probability of the outcome, robustness still has an independent effect on responsibility judgments. These empirical results are consistent with the more normative proposals in Woodward, 2006.


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Woodward, James
Keywords: robustness, causation, responsibility
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Judgment and Decision Making
Depositing User: Jim Woodward
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2021 05:27
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2021 05:27
Item ID: 18651
Journal or Publication Title: Frontiers in Psychology
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Judgment and Decision Making
Date: May 2020
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18651

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