Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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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I 287/88 (Note)
Causality/Identity/PlaceVsSearle: causal dependency requires separate entities (>Armstrong) - SearleVsPlace: E.g. liquid state may be causally dependent on the behavior of molecules while being a feature of the system.
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II 93
Causality/Searle: is no external instance, only more experiences.
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II 101f
Causality: pressure cooker: inference from steam to pressure - Seeing: no inference on physical objects. - SearleVsHume: causality may well be experienced directly, but not independently, but causality is part of the experience.
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II 152ff
Causality/SearleVsHume: is real and directly observable.
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I 157
Logical causality: is not inference, but intentional content and experience condition - not two experiences, but causation = intentional content.
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II 179
Causality: part of the experience, causation is part of the experience.
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Danto I 299
Causality/Searle: causality only through interpretation.


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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.

S I
J. R. Searle
Die Wiederentdeckung des Geistes Frankfurt 1996

S II
J.R. Searle
Intentionalität Frankfurt 1991

S III
J. R. Searle
Die Konstruktion der gesellschaftlichen Wirklichkeit Hamburg 1997

S IV
J.R. Searle
Ausdruck und Bedeutung Frankfurt 1982

S V
J. R. Searle
Sprechakte Frankfurt 1983

Dt I
A. C. Danto
Wege zur Welt München 1999

Dt III
Arthur C. Danto
Nietzsche als Philosoph München 1998

Dt VII
A. C. Danto
The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art (Columbia Classics in Philosophy) New York 2005


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