Evidence, Decision and Causality


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Most philosophers agree that causal knowledge is essential to decision-making: agents should choose from the available options those that probably cause the outcomes that they want. This book argues against this theory and in favour of evidential or Bayesian decision theory, which emphasises the symptomatic value of options over their causal role. It examines a variety of settings, including economic theory, quantum mechanics and philosophical thought-experiments, where causal knowledge seems to make a practical difference. ...

Evidence, Decision and Causality 2017, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781316641545

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Evidence, Decision and Causality 2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107020894