Only countable common cause systems exist

Publication Year:
2009
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4571
Author(s):
Marczyk, Michal; Wronski, Leszek
preprint description
In this paper we give a positive answer to a problem posed by G. Hofer-Szabo and M. Redei (2004) regarding the existence of infinite common cause systems (CCSs). An example of a countably infinite CCS is presented, as well as the proof that no CCSs of greater cardinality exist.