The Principle of Common Cause

2014.04.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gábor Hofer-Szabó, Miklós Rédei, and László E. Szabó, The Principle of Common
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2014.04.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gábor Hofer-Szabó, Miklós Rédei, and László E. Szabó, The Principle of Common Cause, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 202pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107019355. Reviewed by Malcolm R. Forster, University of Wisconsin-Madison On page 1, Gábor Hofer-Szabó, Miklós Rédei, and László E. Szabó describe the Principle of Common Cause, and then point to a number of alleged counterexamples that exist in the literature. On page 2, they then state the main aim of the book: The main message of this book is that assessing the status of the Principle of the Common Cause is a very subtle matter requiring a careful investigation of both the principle itself and the evidence for/against it provided by our best scientific theories. Specifically, the arguments from the above-mentioned counterexamples to the failure of the. . .

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