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Preemption in Singular Causation Judgments: A Computational Model

Published in:¬†Topics in Cognitive Science, Volume 10, Issue 1, 242-257 Abstract “Causal queries about singular cases are ubiquitous, yet the question of how we assess whether a particular outcome was actually caused by a specific potential cause turns out to be difficult to answer. Relying on the causal power framework (Cheng,¬†1997), Cheng and Novick (2005) proposed a model of causal attribution intended to help answer this question. We challenge this model, both conceptually and empirically. We argue that the central problem of this model is that it treats causal powers that are probabilistically sufficient to generate the effect on a… Read More