David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
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British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 50 (4):521-583 (1999)
This essay explains what the Causal Markov Condition says and defends the condition from the many criticisms that have been launched against it. Although we are skeptical about some of the applications of the Causal Markov Condition, we argue that it is implicit in the view that causes can be used to manipulate their effects and that it cannot be surrendered without surrendering this view of causation.
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