Detection of Unfaithfulness and Robust Causal Inference

  title={Detection of Unfaithfulness and Robust Causal Inference},
  author={Jiji Zhang and Peter Spirtes},
  journal={Minds and Machines},
Much of the recent work on the epistemology of causation has centered on two assumptions, known as the Causal Markov Condition and the Causal Faithfulness Condition. Philosophical discussions of the latter condition have exhibited situations in which it is likely to fail. This paper studies the Causal Faithfulness Condition as a conjunction of weaker conditions. We show that some of the weaker conjuncts can be empirically tested, and hence do not have to be assumed a priori. Our results lead to… CONTINUE READING
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