RSS West Midlands: The Statistics and Metaphysics of Causation - Professor David Papineau

 
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Thursday 05 December 2019, 05:00pm - 06:30pm

 
Location MB0.07 Mathematical Sciences Building, University of Warwick

For the last 100 years statisticians have been developing techniques to tease causal conclusions out of observational correlational data. For the most part philosophers have simply ignored these developments. Even when they have taken notice, they have done nothing to relate the success of these techniques to the metaphysical nature of causation. Curiously, this silence has been encouraged by the attitude of statisticians like Judea Pearl. My talk will reflect on this puzzling situation.

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