Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Search  
 
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 ├╝ber den menschlichen Verstand, Hamburg, 1993, p. 95).
 
Author Item Excerpt Meta data

 
Books on Amazon
I 80
Causality / causal mechanism / Fraassen: the talk of it can be understood as talk about the internal structure of the models.
I 113
Causality / modern / Fraassen: - modern philosophy: not e.g. salt and moisture caused rust, but events - not between things. - E.g. that the salt fell on the knife.

Fr I
B. van Fraassen
The Scientific Image Oxford 1980


> Counter arguments against Fraassen
> Counter arguments in relation to Causality



> Suggest your own contribution | > Suggest a correction | > Export as BibTeX Datei
 
Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26