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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2007) 116 (1): 93–114.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Andy Egan Cornell University 2007 Braddon-Mitchell, David, and Andy Egan. n.d . “How Ignorance Empowers Time Travelers.” Unpublished manuscript. Edgington, Dorothy. 1995 . “On Conditionals.” Mind 104 : 235 -329. Eells, Ellery. 1982 . Rational Decision and Causality...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 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 and that the...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 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 (1 July 2018) 127 (3): 422–426.
Published: 01 July 2018
... natural (causal or nomological) explanation. If Lange agrees, then something must account for why one explanation succeeds and the other fails. A complete model of dimensional explanation should illuminate the difference. We hasten to add that we aren't (intentionally) begging questions in favor of...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 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 I found the attempts to articulate arguments that physics is incompatible with causal representation and physics strained...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2001) 110 (2): 296–300.
Published: 01 April 2001
...Mirek Janusz THE FOUNDATIONS OF CAUSAL DECISION THEORY. By James M. Joyce. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Pp. xii, 268. Cornell University 2001 Anderson, Elizabeth, 1993 . Value in Ethics and Economics. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Jeffrey, Richard, 1983...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 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...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 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 (1 October 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 (1 October 2012) 121 (4): 483–538.
Published: 01 October 2012
... 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 to...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 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 (1 April 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 (1 January 2009) 118 (1): 87–102.
Published: 01 January 2009
... to quareers instead 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...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 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 by...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2011) 120 (4): 475–513.
Published: 01 October 2011
... represent subject-environment relations that are relevant to the possibilities for causal interaction between the subject and the environment; relations of the kind that J. J. Gibson dubbed affordances . The essay argues for this view chiefly through an examination of spatial perception, though other cases...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2011) 120 (3): 383–421.
Published: 01 July 2011
...; it essentially consists in causal mapping. Unlike the comparative model presupposed in the literature on deliberation, Aristotle's model can account for the virtuous agent's deliberation, as well as deliberation with a view to “satisficing” desires and deliberation that fails to uncover any expedient...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 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 in...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 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, are...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2019) 128 (2): 179–217.
Published: 01 April 2019
... the agent's object-involving de se representation of that very exercise as justifying . © 2019 by Cornell University 2019 basing relation inference operative reason motivating reason epistemic agency deviant causal chain transparency So-Hyun watches Al-Jazeera and also watches...