Bell's local causality is a d-separation criterion

Hofer-Szabó, Gábor (2018) Bell's local causality is a d-separation criterion. Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics. pp. 1-15. ISSN 2194-1009 (Unpublished)


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This paper aims to motivate Bell’s notion of local causality by means of Bayesian networks. In a locally causal theory any superluminal correlation should be screened off by atomic events localized in any so-called shielder-off region in the past of one of the correlating events. In a Bayesian network any correlation between non-descendant random variables are screened off by any so-called d-separating set of variables. We will argue that the shielder-off regions in the definition of local causality conform in a well defined sense to the d-separating sets in Bayesian networks.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BD Speculative Philosophy / rendszeres filozófia > BD2 Philosophy of nature / természetfilozófia
Depositing User: Dr Gábor Szabó
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2017 08:10
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2017 08:10

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