The power PC theory and causal powers: comment on Cheng (1997) and Novick and Cheng (2004).

  title={The power PC theory and causal powers: comment on Cheng (1997) and Novick and Cheng (2004).},
  author={Peter A. White},
  journal={Psychological review},
  volume={112 3},
  pages={675-84; discussion 694-707}
It has been claimed that the power PC theory reconciles regularity and power theories of causal judgment by showing how contingency information is used for inferences about unobservable causal powers. Under the causal powers theory causal relations are understood as generative relations in which a causal power of one thing acts on a liability of another thing under some releasing condition. These 3 causal roles are implicit or explicit in all causal interpretations. The power PC theory… CONTINUE READING

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