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Probabilistic and counterfactual theories of causation

Vos, M.A. de (2012) Probabilistic and counterfactual theories of causation. Bachelor's Thesis, Mathematics.

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Abstract

In this thesis, I want to give an overview of a number of theories of causality. First, I will give some general information about causation and about problems there are with defining it (Section 2). Then I give some special attention to two possible theories of causation, namely the probabilistic theory (Section 3) and the counterfactual theory (Section 4). Besides that I work out some problems regarding confounding (Section 5). Sections 2 and 4 are mostly philosophical, while Sections 3 and 5 are more mathematical, although for reading the section about the counterfactual theory some mathematical way of thinking can be helpful to understand it.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Mathematics
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:47
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:47
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/9926

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