Graduate studies at Western
|Abstract||The Principle of the Common Cause is usually understood to provide causal explanations for probabilistic correlations obtaining between causally unrelated events. In this study, an extended interpretation of the principle is proposed, according to which common causes should be invoked to explain positive correlations whose values depart from the ones that one would expect to obtain in accordance to her probabilistic expectations. In addition, a probabilistic model for common causes is tailored which satisfies the generalized version of the principle, at the same time including the standard conjunctive-fork model as a special case|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Frank Arntzenius (1992). The Common Cause Principle. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:227 - 237.
Frank Arntzenius (1990). Physics and Common Causes. Synthese 82 (1):77 - 96.
G. Hofer-Szabó, M. Rédei & and LE Szabó (1999). On Reichenbach's Common Cause Principle and Reichenbach's Notion of Common Cause. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 50 (3):377 - 399.
Gábor Hofer‐Szabó (2002). Common‐Causes Are Not Common Common‐Causes. Philosophy of Science 69 (4):623-636.
Gabor Hofer-Szabo, Miklos Redei & Laszlo E. Szabo (2002). Common-Causes Are Not Common Common-Causes. Philosophy of Science 69 (4):623-636.
Gábor Hofer-Szabó, Miklós Rédei & László E. Szabó (2002). Common-Causes Are Not Common Common-Causes. Philosophy of Science 69 (4):623-636.
Gábor Hofer-Szabó (2007). Separate- Versus Common -Common-Cause-Type Derivations of the Bell Inequalities. Synthese 163 (2):199 - 215.
Kevin D. Hoover (2003). Nonstationary Time Series, Cointegration, and the Principle of the Common Cause. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 54 (4):527-551.
Brad Weslake (2006). Common Causes and the Direction of Causation. Minds and Machines 16 (3):239-257.
Iñaki San Pedro, Measurement Dependence is Not Conspiracy: A Common Cause Model of Epr Correlations.
Elliott Sober (2001). Venetian Sea Levels, British Bread Prices, and the Principle of the Common Cause. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52 (2):331-346.
James Robert Brown (1982). Realism, Miracles, and the Common Cause. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:98 - 106.
Jos Uffink (1999). The Principle of the Common Cause Faces the Bernstein Paradox. Philosophy of Science 66 (3):525.
Iñaki San Pedro (2012). Causation, Measurement Relevance and No-Conspiracy in EPR. European Journal for Philosophy of Science 2 (1):137-156.
Added to index2012-03-16
Total downloads6 ( #154,793 of 739,325 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #61,243 of 739,325 )
How can I increase my downloads?