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Only countable common cause systems exist

Marczyk, Michal and Wronski, Leszek (2009) Only countable common cause systems exist. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    In this paper we give a positive answer to a problem posed by G. Hofer-Szabo and M. Redei (2004) regarding the existence of infinite common cause systems (CCSs). An example of a countably infinite CCS is presented, as well as the proof that no CCSs of greater cardinality exist.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: common cause; probabilistic causation; common cause systems
    Subjects: General Issues > Causation
    Depositing User: Leszek Wronski
    Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2009
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:17
    Item ID: 4571
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4571

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