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Discovering Quantum Causal Models

Shrapnel, Sally (2015) Discovering Quantum Causal Models. [Preprint]

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Abstract

I present an Interventionist account of quantum causation, based on the process matrix formalism of Oreshkov, Costa and Brukner (2012), and Costa (2015). The formalism generalises the classical methods of Pearl (2000), and allows for the discovery of quantum causal structure. I show that classical causal structure emerges in certain situations as a special case. I emphasise the crucial role causal discovery plays, in order to distinguish this approach from other recent alternatives.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Shrapnel, Sallys.shrapnel@uq.edu.au
Keywords: Interventionist causation, quantum mechanics, causal models, process matrix formalism, Causal Markov Condition
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Dr Sally Shrapnel
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2015 14:22
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2017 13:50
Item ID: 11829
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 4 November 2015
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11829

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