Actual causation by probabilistic active paths (Supplement)

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Twardy, Charles R.; Korb, Kevin B.
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This online supplement contains peer-reviewed material that would not fit in the PSA 2010 Proceedings article, Twardy and Korb (2011). That article presents a probabilistic extension of active-path analyses of actual causation. The extension uses “soft” interventions (Korb et al., 2004) as the analog of resetting path variables to their actual value. Soft interventions allow the “actual value” to be a probability distribution. The resulting account can handle at least as wide a range of examples as the original accounts, without assuming determinism.