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Intuitions—Good and Not‐So‐Good

Wesley C. Salmon

in Causality and Explanation

Published in print May 1998 | ISBN: 9780195108644
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833627 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195108647.003.0016
Intuitions—Good and Not‐So‐Good

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Confronts conflicting intuitions about the character of probabilistic causality. These intuitions were exposed with the publication of the preceding essay, and the critics’ responses to it. Using several important additional examples, this essay addresses the responses of I.J. Good to the criticisms raised in the preceding chapter. It exhibits complexities that arise when we try to accommodate sophisticated intuitions about probabilistic causality in an explicitly articulated theory.

Keywords: probabilistic causality; causation

Chapter.  8431 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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