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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Richard Rorty
VI 128f
Causality / Davidson: Rorty: (implicitly found in his writings): causal effect only at the level of microstructure, so just where strict laws apply and no "ceteris paribus molecules or space-time points clauses" occur. (RortyVs ?).
VI 129f
Causality / Rorty: you should always be able to recognize exactly the same causal relations between these same, but arbitrarily described things: eg between dinosaurs and eggs, you should realize the same causal relations like between the respective molecules or space-time points. (As Davidson). This has nothing to do with "intrinsical" or "thing in itself"!

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-25