Team semantics for interventionist counterfactuals and causal dependence

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies 2010-2017 en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Theoretical Philosophy en Barbero, Fausto Sandu, Gabriel 2018-03-12T12:08:03Z 2018-03-12T12:08:03Z 2017-12-22
dc.identifier.citation Barbero , F & Sandu , G 2017 , ' Team semantics for interventionist counterfactuals and causal dependence ' , . < > en
dc.identifier.issn 2331-8422
dc.identifier.other PURE: 95976584
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: a1fc9199-2934-42a2-96e9-57863c9ecf10
dc.identifier.other ArXiv: 1712.08661
dc.description.abstract We introduce a generalization of team semantics which provides a framework for manipulationist theories of causation based on structural equation models, such as Woodward's and Pearl's; our causal teams incorporate (partial or total) information about functional dependencies that are invariant under interventions. We give a unified treatment of observational and causal aspects of causal models by isolating two operators on causal teams which correspond, respectively, to conditioning and to interventionist counterfactual implication. The evaluation of counterfactuals may involve the production of partially determined teams. We suggest a way of dealing with such cases by 1) the introduction of formal entries in causal teams, and 2) the introduction of weaker truth values (falsifiability and admissibility), for which we suggest some plausible semantical clauses. We introduce formal languages for both deterministic and probabilistic causal discourse, and study in some detail their inferential aspects. Finally, we apply our framework to the analysis of direct and total causation, and other notions of dependence and invariance. en
dc.format.extent 64
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights en
dc.subject 611 Philosophy en
dc.subject Team semantics en
dc.subject Causal inference en
dc.subject Counterfactuals en
dc.subject Dependence logic en
dc.subject Woodward en
dc.subject Pearl en
dc.subject Causal dependence en
dc.title Team semantics for interventionist counterfactuals and causal dependence en
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