Simpson's paradox: A logically benign, empirically treacherous hydra

Malinas, Gary (2001) Simpson's paradox: A logically benign, empirically treacherous hydra. Monist, 84 2: 265-283. doi:10.5840/monist200184217

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Author Malinas, Gary
Title Simpson's paradox: A logically benign, empirically treacherous hydra
Journal name Monist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0026-9662
2153-3601
Publication date 2001-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5840/monist200184217
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 84
Issue 2
Start page 265
End page 283
Total pages 19
Editor B.Smith
Place of publication Cary, NC, United States
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Abstract This article examines Simpson's paradox as applied to the theory of probabilites and percentages. The author discusses possible flaws in the paradox and compares it to the Sure Thing Principle, statistical inference, causal inference and probabilistic analyses of causation.
Keyword Philosophy
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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