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Statistical Models of Causal Relations
Kenneth M. Sayre
Philosophy of Science
Vol. 44, No. 2 (Jun., 1977), pp. 203-214
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/187347
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A model of causation is presented which shares the advantages of Reichenbach's definition in terms of the screening-off relation, but which has the added advantage of distinguishing cause and effect without reference to temporal directionality. This model is defined in terms of the masking relation, which in turn is defined in terms of the equivocation relation of communication theory.
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