Systems without a graphical causal representation

Journal Article (Journal Article)

There are simple mechanical systems that elude causal representation. We describe one that cannot be represented in a single directed acyclic graph. Our case suggests limitations on the use of causal graphs for causal inference and makes salient the point that causal relations among variables depend upon details of causal setups, including values of variables. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hausman, DM; Stern, R; Weinberger, N

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 191 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1925 - 1930

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-0964

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0039-7857

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11229-013-0380-3

Citation Source

  • Scopus