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Actual causality

Author: Joseph Y Halpern
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Causality plays a central role in the way people structure the world; we constantly seek causal explanations for our observations. But what does it even mean that an event C 'actually caused' event E ? The problem of defining actual causation goes beyond mere philosophical speculation. For example, in many legal arguments, it is precisely what needs to be established in order to determine responsibility. The  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Y Halpern
ISBN: 9780262336611 0262336618 9780262035026 0262035022
OCLC Number: 992551945
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Responsibility: Joseph Y. Halpern.

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A new approach for defining causality and such related notions as degree of responsibility, degrees of blame, and causal explanation.  Read more...

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