Explaining Correlations by Partitions

Foundations of Physics 45 (12):1599-1612 (2015)
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In this paper two accounts of Reichenbachian common cause systems are compared. Examples are provided which show that Hofer-Szabó and Rédei account and Hofer-Szabó et al. account is compatible, with but not equivalent, to Mazzola’s. Moreover, the difference of the two accounts with respect to their explanatory adequacy is discussed, in the light of Salmon’s statistical-relevance approach to statistical explanation



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Chrysovalantis Stergiou
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Probabilistic Causality.Ellery Eells - 1991 - Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
4 decades of scientific explanation.Wesley C. Salmon - 1989 - Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science 13:3-219.

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