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A Proposed Probabilistic Extension of the Halpern and Pearl Definition of ‘Actual Cause’

Fenton - Glynn, L; (2016) A Proposed Probabilistic Extension of the Halpern and Pearl Definition of ‘Actual Cause’. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 10.1093/bjps/axv056. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Joseph Halpern and Judea Pearl ([2005]) draw upon structural equation models to develop an attractive analysis of ‘actual cause’. Their analysis is designed for the case of deterministic causation. I show that their account can be naturally extended to provide an elegant treatment of probabilistic causation.

Type: Article
Title: A Proposed Probabilistic Extension of the Halpern and Pearl Definition of ‘Actual Cause’
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/bjps/axv056
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjps/axv056
Language: English
Additional information: © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of British Society for the Philosophy of Science. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Philosophy
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1496909
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