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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Beginnings: Where do our concepts of causality and methods for finding it come from?

    1. What is a cause?

    2. How can we find causes?

    3. Why do we need causes?

    4. What next?

  2. Chapter 2 Psychology: How do people learn about causes?

    1. Finding and using causes

    2. Blame

    3. Culture

    4. Human limits

  3. Chapter 3 Correlation: Why are so many causal statements wrong?

    1. What is a correlation?

    2. What can we do with correlations?

    3. Why isn’t correlation causation?

    4. Multiple testing and p-values

    5. Causation without correlation

  4. Chapter 4 Time: How does time affect our ability to perceive and reason with causality?

    1. Perceiving causality

    2. The direction of time

    3. When things change over time

    4. Using causes: It’s about time

    5. Time can be misleading

  5. Chapter 5 Observation: How can we learn about causes just by watching how things work?

    1. Regularities

    2. Probabilities

    3. Simpson’s paradox

    4. Counterfactuals

    5. The limits of observation

  6. Chapter 6 Computation: How can the process of finding causes be automated?

    1. Assumptions

    2. Graphical models

    3. Measuring causality

    4. Now what?

  7. Chapter 7 Experimentation: How can we find causes by intervening on people and systems?

    1. Getting causes from interventions

    2. Randomized controlled trials

    3. When n=you

    4. Reproducibility

    5. Mechanisms

    6. Are experiments enough to find causes?

  8. Chapter 8 Explanation: What does it mean to say that this caused that?

    1. Finding causes of a single event

    2. Explanation with uncertainty

    3. Separating type and token

    4. Automating explanation

    5. Causality in the law

  9. Chapter 9 Action: How do we get from causes to decisions?

    1. Evaluating causal claims

    2. From causes to policies

  10. Chapter 10 Onward: Why causality now?

    1. The need for causality

    2. Key principles

    3. A well-stocked toolbox

    4. The need for human knowledge

  11. Appendix Notes

    1. Chapter 1. Beginnings

    2. Chapter 2. Psychology

    3. Chapter 3. Correlation

    4. Chapter 4. Time

    5. Chapter 5. Observation

    6. Chapter 6. Computation

    7. Chapter 7. Experimentation

    8. Chapter 8. Explanation

    9. Chapter 9. Action

    10. Chapter 10. Onward