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88 Post author: lukeprog 28 March 2011 07:31PM

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Comment author: [deleted] 30 August 2011 07:43:47PM 1 point [-]

Thanks for your comment; I'm working on learning causation theory at the moment, and I didn't know anyone in the field other than Pearl.

Comment author: JonathanLivengood 30 August 2011 10:24:51PM 2 points [-]

You're welcome, of course. Pearl's book on causality is a great place to start. I also recommend Spirtes, Glymour, and Scheines Causation, Prediction, and Search. Depending on your technical level and your interests, you might find Woodward's book Making Things Happen a better place to start. After that, there are many excellent papers, depending on your interests.

Comment author: [deleted] 30 August 2011 10:59:11PM 3 points [-]

I'm a graduate student in mathematics; the more technical, the better. I'm currently three chapters into Pearl. After that in my queue comes Tversky and Kahneman, and now I'll add Spirtes et al. to the end of that.