|Association: linking of sensations, ideas, thoughts or beliefs that is acquired by repetition (even unconsciously). Unlike causality._____________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. |
Association/Association Law/Hume/Cartwright: one factor explains the other, if there is only a certain privileged relation between them - Symmetry - Problem: >reference class problem - unlike causality: Asymmetry: cause and effect cannot be interchanged.
E.g. Symmetry: conditional probability: its growth is symmetric: P(E I C) > P(E) iff. P(C I E) > P(C)._____________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.
How the laws of physics lie Oxford New York 1983
Ontology and the theory of meaning Chicago 1954