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Actual causation by probabilistic active paths (Supplement)

Twardy, Charles R. and Korb, Kevin B. (2010) Actual causation by probabilistic active paths (Supplement). In: [2010] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 22nd Biennial Mtg (Montréal, QC).

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    Abstract

    This online supplement contains peer-reviewed material that would not fit in the PSA 2010 Proceedings article, Twardy and Korb (2011). That article presents a probabilistic extension of active-path analyses of actual causation. The extension uses “soft” interventions (Korb et al., 2004) as the analog of resetting path variables to their actual value. Soft interventions allow the “actual value” to be a probability distribution. The resulting account can handle at least as wide a range of examples as the original accounts, without assuming determinism.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: Causation, Bayesian Networks, Actual Causation, Active Path, PSA 2010, Token Causation, Intervention, Soft Intervention
    Subjects: General Issues > Causation
    Conferences and Volumes: [2010] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 22nd Biennial Mtg (Montréal, QC)
    Depositing User: Dr. Charles R. Twardy
    Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2011 09:53
    Last Modified: 05 Nov 2011 09:53
    Item ID: 8878
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8878

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