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Independence, invariance and the causal Markov condition

Hausman, Daniel M. and Woodward, James (1999) Independence, invariance and the causal Markov condition. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 50 (4). pp. 521-583. ISSN 0007-0882 .

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This essay explains what the Causal Markov Condition says and defends the condition from the many criticisms that have been launched against it. Although we are skeptical about some of the applications of the Causal Markov Condition, we argue that it is implicit in the view that causes can be used to manipulate their effects and that it cannot be surrendered without surrendering this view of causation.

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Additional Information:© 1999 Oxford University Press. We are grateful to Nancy Cartwright, Ellery Eells, Malcolm Forster, Clark Glymour, Alan Hajek, Chris Hitchcock, Judea Pearl, Elliott Sober and anonymous referees for extremely generous and helpful comments.
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