What is right with 'bayes net methods' and what is wrong with 'hunting causes and using them'?

Clark Glymour
Carnegie Mellon University
Nancy Cartwright's recent criticisms of efforts and methods to obtain causal information from sample data using automated search are considered. In addition to reviewing that effort, I argue that almost all of her criticisms are false and rest on misreading, overgeneralization, or neglect of the relevant literature
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