Publication

Degrees of Causation

Braham, M. & van Hees, M., Nov-2009, In : Erkenntnis. 71, 3, p. 323-344 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

APA

Braham, M., & van Hees, M. (2009). Degrees of Causation. Erkenntnis, 71(3), 323-344. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10670-009-9184-8

Author

Braham, Matthew ; van Hees, Martin. / Degrees of Causation. In: Erkenntnis. 2009 ; Vol. 71, No. 3. pp. 323-344.

Harvard

Braham, M & van Hees, M 2009, 'Degrees of Causation', Erkenntnis, vol. 71, no. 3, pp. 323-344. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10670-009-9184-8

Standard

Degrees of Causation. / Braham, Matthew; van Hees, Martin.

In: Erkenntnis, Vol. 71, No. 3, 11.2009, p. 323-344.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Vancouver

Braham M, van Hees M. Degrees of Causation. Erkenntnis. 2009 Nov;71(3):323-344. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10670-009-9184-8


BibTeX

@article{b86ca0d4f48044fcaba8eb28b306e6a4,
title = "Degrees of Causation",
abstract = "The primary aim of this paper is to analyze the concept of degrees of causal contribution for actual events and examine the way in which it can be formally defined. This should go some way to filling out a gap in the legal and philosophical literature on causation. By adopting the conception of a cause as a necessary element of a sufficient set (the so-called NESS test) we show that the concept of degrees of causation can be given clear and even empirical meaning. We then apply a game theoretical framework to derive a measure of causal contribution. Our favoured measure turns out to be a generalised version of the normalized Penrose-Banzhaf index of voting power.",
keywords = "STRUCTURAL-MODEL APPROACH, RESPONSIBILITY, POWER, APPORTIONMENT, EXPLANATIONS, LUCK, LAW",
author = "Matthew Braham and {van Hees}, Martin",
year = "2009",
month = nov,
doi = "10.1007/s10670-009-9184-8",
language = "English",
volume = "71",
pages = "323--344",
journal = "Erkenntnis",
issn = "1572-8420",
publisher = "SPRINGER",
number = "3",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Degrees of Causation

AU - Braham, Matthew

AU - van Hees, Martin

PY - 2009/11

Y1 - 2009/11

N2 - The primary aim of this paper is to analyze the concept of degrees of causal contribution for actual events and examine the way in which it can be formally defined. This should go some way to filling out a gap in the legal and philosophical literature on causation. By adopting the conception of a cause as a necessary element of a sufficient set (the so-called NESS test) we show that the concept of degrees of causation can be given clear and even empirical meaning. We then apply a game theoretical framework to derive a measure of causal contribution. Our favoured measure turns out to be a generalised version of the normalized Penrose-Banzhaf index of voting power.

AB - The primary aim of this paper is to analyze the concept of degrees of causal contribution for actual events and examine the way in which it can be formally defined. This should go some way to filling out a gap in the legal and philosophical literature on causation. By adopting the conception of a cause as a necessary element of a sufficient set (the so-called NESS test) we show that the concept of degrees of causation can be given clear and even empirical meaning. We then apply a game theoretical framework to derive a measure of causal contribution. Our favoured measure turns out to be a generalised version of the normalized Penrose-Banzhaf index of voting power.

KW - STRUCTURAL-MODEL APPROACH

KW - RESPONSIBILITY

KW - POWER

KW - APPORTIONMENT

KW - EXPLANATIONS

KW - LUCK

KW - LAW

U2 - 10.1007/s10670-009-9184-8

DO - 10.1007/s10670-009-9184-8

M3 - Article

VL - 71

SP - 323

EP - 344

JO - Erkenntnis

JF - Erkenntnis

SN - 1572-8420

IS - 3

ER -

ID: 4963247