Experimental Philosophy and Causal Attribution

Jonathan Livengood, David Rose

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Humans often attribute the things that happen to one or another actual cause. In this chapter, we survey some recent philosophical and psychological research on causal attribution. We pay special attention to the relation between graphical causal modeling and theories of causal attribution. We think that the study of causal attribution is one place where formal and experimental techniques nicely complement one another.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Experimental Philosophy
EditorsJustin Sytsma, Wesley Buckwalter
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781118661666
ISBN (Print)9781118661703
StatePublished - May 5 2016

Publication series

NameBlackwell Companions to Philosophy


  • Actual causation
  • Attribution theory
  • Blame
  • Causal attribution
  • Default-deviant
  • Experimental philosophy
  • Graphical causal model
  • Norms
  • Responsibility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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