|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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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 ?).
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"!_____________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.
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000