Rabbit Hunting

@article{Glymour1999RabbitH,
  title={Rabbit Hunting},
  author={Clark Glymour},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={1999},
  volume={121},
  pages={55-78}
}
Twenty years ago, Nancy Cartwright wrote a perceptive essay in which she clearly distinguished causal relations from associations, introduced philosophers to Simpson’s paradox, articulated the difficulties for reductive probabilistic analyses of causation that flow from these observations, and connected causal relations with strategies of action (Cartwright 1979). Five years later, without appreciating her essay, I and my (then) students began to develop formal representations of causal and… CONTINUE READING
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