Aggregating Causal Judgments

Philosophy of Science 81 (4):491-515 (2014)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Decision-making typically requires judgments about causal relations: we need to know the causal effects of our actions and the causal relevance of various environmental factors. We investigate how several individuals' causal judgments can be aggregated into collective causal judgments. First, we consider the aggregation of causal judgments via the aggregation of probabilistic judgments, and identify the limitations of this approach. We then explore the possibility of aggregating causal judgments independently of probabilistic ones. Formally, we introduce the problem of causal-network aggregation. Finally, we revisit the aggregation of probabilistic judgments when this is constrained by prior aggregation of qualitative causal judgments.

Analytics

Added to PP
2009-01-28

Downloads
324 (#36,529)

6 months
48 (#27,904)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author Profiles

Franz Dietrich
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Christian List
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
Richard Bradley
London School of Economics

Citations of this work

Probabilistic Opinion Pooling.Franz Dietrich & Christian List - 2016 - In Alan Hajek & Christopher Hitchcock (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Probability. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Judgment aggregation: A survey.Christian List & Clemens Puppe - 2009 - In Christian List & Clemens Puppe (eds.), Handbook of Rational and Social Choice. Oxford University Press.
Social Choice Theory.Christian List - 2013 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Policymaking under scientific uncertainty.Joe Roussos - 2020 - Dissertation, London School of Economics

View all 12 citations / Add more citations

References found in this work

Word and Object.Willard Van Orman Quine - 1960 - Cambridge, MA, USA: MIT Press.
On What Matters: Two-Volume Set.Derek Parfit - 2001 - Oxford University Press.
Convention: A Philosophical Study.David Kellogg Lewis - 1969 - Cambridge, MA, USA: Wiley-Blackwell.

View all 293 references / Add more references