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Published 1998 | public
Journal Article

Causal Knowledge: That Great Guide of Human Life


There are many theories of causation, and each has its virtues. If it is to be understood why knowledge of causal relationships is so useful, we are best served by a probabilistic theory of causation. Drawing on similarities between probabilistic theories of causation and of rational decision, the author explains how beliefs about causal relationships guide our deliberations, and addresses an outstanding issue in the theory of causation.

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© 1998 Lid van de Unie van de Uitgevers van de Periodieke. Given the Presidential Award by the Philosophy of Science Association for best paper by recent Ph.D. in 1997-1998.

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