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Common cause completability of non-classical probability spaces

Gyenis, Zalán and Rédei, Miklós ORCID: 0000-0001-5298-1443 (2017) Common cause completability of non-classical probability spaces. Belgrade Philosophical Annual. ISSN 0353-3891

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We prove that under some technical assumptions on a general, non-classical probability space, the probability space is extendible into a larger probability space that is common cause closed in the sense of containing a common cause of every correlation between elements in the space. It is argued that the philosophical significance of this common cause completability result is that it allows the defence of the Common Cause Principle against certain attempts of falsification. Some open problems concerning possible strengthening of the common cause completability result are formulated.

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2017 10:02
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 15:45

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