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Is race a cause?

Marcellesi, Alexandre (2012) Is race a cause? In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Advocates of the counterfactual approach to causal inference argue that race is not a cause, and this despite the fact that it is commonly treated as such by scientists in many disciplines. I object that their argument is unsound because two of its premises are false. I also sketch an argument to the effect that racial discrimination cannot be explained unless one assumes race to be a cause.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Marcellesi, Alexandreamarcellesi@ucsd.edu
Keywords: race, causation, causal inference, counterfactuals, Holland, Rubin
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Economics
Specific Sciences > Sociology
Depositing User: Mr. Alexandre Marcellesi
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2013 02:26
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2013 02:26
Item ID: 9508
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Economics
Specific Sciences > Sociology
Date: 3 November 2012
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9508

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