Causal Analysis in Theory and Practice

October 21, 2007

Nancy Cartwright and Bayes Net Methods: An Introduction

Filed under: Discussion,Nancy Cartwright,Opinion — moderator @ 10:00 am

Clark Glymour writes:

Nancy Cartwright devotes half of her new book, Hunting Causes and Using Them, to criticizing "Bayes Net Methods"–as she calls them–and what she takes to be their assumptions. All of her critical claims are false or at best fractionally true. This paper reviews the literature she addresses but appears not to have met. Please click here to read further.

For related discussion, please see a previous post by Judea Pearl.

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