Indeterminism and the Causal Markov Condition

  title={Indeterminism and the Causal Markov Condition},
  author={Daniel Steel},
The causal Markov condition (CMC) plays an important role in much recent work on the problem of causal inference from statistical data. It is commonly thought that the CMC is a more problematic assumption for genuinely indeterministic systems than for deterministic ones. In this essay, I critically examine this proposition. I show how the usual motivation for the CMC—that it is true of any acyclic, deterministic causal system in which the exogenous variables are independent—can be extended to… CONTINUE READING
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