Probabilistic Causality
Salmon (Wesley)
Source: Salmon - Causality and Explanation
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    This article provides a critical analysis and comparison of the theories of probabilistic causality1 offered by hans reichenbach, I j good, and patrick suppes. Each of these theories faces certain fundamental difficulties. In the end, I argue that probabilistic causality2 cannot be explicated in terms of statistical relations among discrete events alone; instead, we must take into account the physical processes which provide causal connections among the events involved.

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Also in "Sosa (Ernest) & Tooley (Michael), Eds. - Causation"

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