Counterfactual Causality from First Principles?

Abstract : In this position paper we discuss three main shortcomings of existing approaches to counterfactual causality from the computer science perspective, and sketch lines of work to try and overcome these issues: (1) causality definitions should be driven by a set of precisely specified requirements rather than specific examples; (2) causality frameworks should support system dynamics; (3) causality analysis should have a well-understood behavior in presence of abstraction.
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Gregor Gössler, Oleg Sokolsky, Jean-Bernard Stefani. Counterfactual Causality from First Principles?. 2nd International Workshop on Causal Reasoning for Embedded and safety-critical Systems Technologies (CREST 2017), 2017, Uppsala, Sweden. pp.47 - 53, ⟨10.4204/EPTCS.259.5⟩. ⟨hal-01631415⟩

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