Foundations of Physics

, Volume 45, Issue 9, pp 1110–1136 | Cite as

Relating Bell’s Local Causality to the Causal Markov Condition

  • Gábor Hofer-SzabóEmail author


The aim of the paper is to relate Bell’s notion of local causality to the Causal Markov Condition. To this end, first a framework, called local physical theory, will be introduced integrating spatiotemporal and probabilistic entities and the notions of local causality and Markovity will be defined. Then, illustrated in a simple stochastic model, it will be shown how a discrete local physical theory transforms into a Bayesian network and how the Causal Markov Condition arises as a special case of Bell’s local causality and Markovity.


Local causality Causal Markov Condition d-Separation 



This work has been supported by the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund OTKA K-100715.


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  1. 1.Research Center for the HumanitiesBudapestHungary

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