Traditional views of causation are cause-effect views. Among other things, what is claimed is that when a causal report is true, a cause and an effect exist. Similarly with theories of causal beliefs, such as Gärdenfors's (1988) view that - by looking at the contraction with respect to the cause of the given epistemic state - we can apply the simple criterion that the occurrence of C raises the probability of the occurrence of E. The cause and the effect has been at centre in much theorising about causation and causal beliefs.
|Title of host publication||Spinning Ideas: Electronic Essays Dedicated to Peter Gärdenfors on His Fiftieth Birthday|
|Editors||Sahlin Nils-Eric, Halldén Sören, Bengt Hansson, Wlodek Rabinowicz|
|Publisher||Department of Philosophy, Lund University|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Medical Ethics
- Causal belief