Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
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).


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Euchner I 36ff
Causality / Locke: quite observable, forces, effects, transformations, even creation out of nothing
I 48
Causality / Locke: senses perceive active forces - but the ideas that come about show only the surface of phenomena - which does not resemble the active forces in the bodies - about them we need additional considerations


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Loc III
J. Locke
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Loc I
W. Euchner
Locke zur Einführung Hamburg 1996


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