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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 422–426.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Mark Povich; Carl F. Craver Lange Marc , Because without Cause: Non-Causal Explanations in Science and Mathematics . New York: Oxford University Press , 2016 . 489 pp. . © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 The consensus in the philosophy of science, at least since the 1980s, has...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 371–398.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Jan Sprenger This article develops axiomatic foundations for a probabilistic theory of causal strength as difference-making. I proceed in three steps: First, I motivate the choice of causal Bayes nets as an adequate framework for defining and comparing measures of causal strength. Second, I prove...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (2): 296–300.
Published: 01 April 2001
... -46. Dordrecht: D. Reidel. Savage, Leonard, 1972 . The Foundations of Statistics, 2d ed. New York: Dover. (First edition, 1954.) Cornell University 2001 THE FOUNDATIONS OF CAUSAL DECISION THEORY. By James M. Joyce. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Pp. xii, 268...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (4): 433–468.
Published: 01 October 2005
... of Minnesota Press. ___. 1984 . Scientific Explanation and the Causal Structure of the World . Princeton: Princeton University Press. Spivak, Michael. 1980 . Calculus . 2d ed. Berkeley: Publish or Perish. Thomson, William [Lord Kelvin], and P. G. Tait. 1888 . A Treatise on Natural Philosophy...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (3): 431–435.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Jenann Ismael Frisch Mathias , Causal Reasoning in Physics . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2014 . viii + 256 pp . © 2016 by Cornell University 2016 In 1913 Bertrand Russell argued that contrary to what most of us presume, the causal structure of the world...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 289–306.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Arif Ahmed The essay presents a novel counterexample to Causal Decision Theory (CDT). Its interest is that it generates a case in which CDT violates the very principles that motivated it in the first place. The essay argues that the objection applies to all extant formulations of CDT...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (1): 93–114.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Andy Egan Some Counterexamples to Causal Decision Theory Andy Egan Australian National University/University of Michigan Many philosophers have been converted to causal decision theory by something like the following...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 639–641.
Published: 01 October 2001
...Christopher Hitchcock CAUSALITY: MODELS, REASONING AND INFERENCE. By Judea Pearl. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. Pp. xvi, 384. Cornell University 2001 BOOK REVIEWS The Philosophical Review, Vol. 110, No. 4 (October 2001) CAUSALITY...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (4): 565–591.
Published: 01 October 2010
... theory of causation is the notion of a real ground or causal power that is non-Humean (since it doesn't reduce to regularities or counterfactual dependencies among events or states) and non-Leibnizean because it doesn't reduce to logical or conceptual relations. However, we raise questions about...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 483–538.
Published: 01 October 2012
..., with respect to objective causation. The essay begins with Newcomb problems, which turn on an apparent tension between two principles of choice: roughly, a principle sensitive to the causal features of the relevant situation, and a principle sensitive only to evidential factors. Two-boxers give priority...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 205–229.
Published: 01 April 2014
... counterfactuals can yield an appropriate notion of causal redundancy and argues for a negative answer. Second, it examines how this issue bears on the mental causation debate. In particular, it considers the argument that the overdetermination problem simply does not arise on a dependency conception of causation...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (1): 45–96.
Published: 01 January 2021
...J. Dmitri Gallow This article provides a theory of causation in the causal modeling framework. In contrast to most of its predecessors, this theory is model-invariant in the following sense: if the theory says that C caused (didn’t cause) E in a causal model, M , then it will continue to say...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 189–214.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Carolina Sartorio Some philosophers have claimed that causally determined agents are not morally responsible because they cannot make a difference in the world. A recent response by philosophers who defend the compatibility of determinism and responsibility has been to concede that causally...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (4): 463–509.
Published: 01 October 2019
... that systematically affect processing. The relevant process type for a given token is given by the complete algorithmic characterization of the token, along with the values of all the causally relevant parameters. The typing that results is far removed from the typings of folk psychology, and from much...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (2): 159–210.
Published: 01 April 2020
... matters is whether they suffer from an autonomy flaw. To answer this question, the author develops an account of autonomy failure, according to which a preference is nonautonomous if an injustice played an appropriate role in its causal history. The author then discusses the moral implications...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (4): 441–480.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Shamik Dasgupta Sometimes, ignorance is inexpressible. Lewis recognized this when he argued, in “Ramseyan Humility,” that we cannot know which property occupies which causal role. This peculiar state of ignorance arises in a number of other domains too, including ignorance about our position...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (2): 155–204.
Published: 01 April 2016
... respects (for example, modally or causally), it satisfies this independence-by-nature condition. © 2016 by Cornell University 2016 Descartes substance independence essence causation inherence Less celebrated than Descartes's contributions to epistemology, but no less significant...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (1): 87–102.
Published: 01 January 2009
... of to careers, would serve equally well. It is further argued that the circularity objection to psychological accounts can be answered without appeal to the notion of quasi-memory. Because of the internal relations between the causal profiles of mental states and the persistence conditions of their possessors...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Rachael Briggs It is a platitude among decision theorists that agents should choose their actions so as to maximize expected value. But exactly how to define expected value is contentious. Evidential decision theory (henceforth EDT), causal decision theory (henceforth CDT), and a theory proposed...