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Causality: causality is the relation between two (separate) entities, whereby a state change of the one entity causes the state of the other entity to change. Nowadays it is assumed that an energy transfer is crucial for talking about a causal link.
D. Hume was the first to consistently deny the observability of cause and effect. (David Hume Eine Untersuchung über den menschlichen Verstand, Hamburg, 1993, p. 95).

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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David Hume on Causality - Dictionary of Arguments

Armstrong II 122
Causal Relation/Hume/tradition/Armstrong: in general, one assumes that the separateness is secured through that A and B are separated by any description, if it was not be self-contradictory, if A exists and B not.
II 125
Place himself has rejected that 40 years ago, namely the view that two logically different descriptions cannot refer to one and the same thing. Order: distinctiveness of descriptions/of objects. Solution: we have to assume three entities here: hardness and inelasticity ((s) because its relative to partners).
Danto I 307
Causality/cause/effect/Hume/Danto: there are in addition to eventual causal links still logical links because the various ideas are not randomly together in the mind.
, >Ideas/Hume, >Association.
Hume I 15
Causality/Hume: causality is affect! It is also an impression of self-awareness and an effect of similarity. The notion of causality is one with the notion of things.
>Concepts, >Similarity.
I 71
Causality/Hume: causality does not arise from probability (this may have to be determined at each stage of the habit) but from gradual observation. >Observation, >Probability.
I 74
Its true content cannot be constituted in experience because it itself constitutes the experience.
I 75
Ideas need to have a different context than mere individual events. Otherwise there is no inference from effect to cause.
Solution: habit as a principle. Habits requires experience.
>Experience, >Events, >Effect, >Cause/Hume.
I 146
Causality/Hume: causality is the only relation, from which one can conclude. Experience is thereby purely selective and constitutive.
Conclusion: the habit changes the level. >Description levels, >Levels.
I 152
Causality literally stands for the property.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
D. Hume
I Gilles Delueze David Hume, Frankfurt 1997 (Frankreich 1953,1988)
II Norbert Hoerster Hume: Existenz und Eigenschaften Gottes aus Speck(Hg) Grundprobleme der großen Philosophen der Neuzeit I Göttingen, 1997
Armstrong I
David M. Armstrong
Meaning and Communication, The Philosophical Review 80, 1971, pp. 427-447
Handlung, Kommunikation, Bedeutung, Georg Meggle, Frankfurt/M. 1979

Armstrong II (a)
David M. Armstrong
Dispositions as Categorical States
Dispositions, Tim Crane, London New York 1996

Armstrong II (b)
David M. Armstrong
Place’ s and Armstrong’ s Views Compared and Contrasted
Dispositions, Tim Crane, London New York 1996

Armstrong II (c)
David M. Armstrong
Reply to Martin
Dispositions, Tim Crane, London New York 1996

Armstrong II (d)
David M. Armstrong
Second Reply to Martin London New York 1996

Armstrong III
D. Armstrong
What is a Law of Nature? Cambridge 1983

Danto I
A. C. Danto
Connections to the World - The Basic Concepts of Philosophy, New York 1989
German Edition:
Wege zur Welt München 1999

Danto III
Arthur C. Danto
Nietzsche as Philosopher: An Original Study, New York 1965
German Edition:
Nietzsche als Philosoph München 1998

Danto VII
A. C. Danto
The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art (Columbia Classics in Philosophy) New York 2005

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