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Probabilistic Causation

Hitchcock, Christopher (2002) Probabilistic Causation. In: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. , Palo Alto, CA.

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“Probabilistic Causation” designates a group of theories that aim to characterize the relationship between cause and effect using the tools of probability theory. The central idea behind these theories is that causes change the probabilities of their effects. This article traces developments in probabilistic causation, including recent developments in causal modeling. A variety of issues within, and objections to, probabilistic theories of causation will also be discussed.

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Official Citation:Hitchcock, Christopher, "Probabilistic Causation", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2012 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <>
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