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 ├╝ber den menschlichen Verstand, Hamburg, 1993, p. 95).
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IV 105
Causality/law/law of nature/Tractatus/Wittgenstein: 6:32 the law of causality is not a law but the form of a law - 6.321 law of causality is a generic name. E.g. as in mechanics.
IV 108
6:36 if there were a law of causality, it might be: There are laws of nature - but that you cannot say, it turns out.
IV 109
6.362 What can be described, can also happen, and what is excluded by the law of causality, cannot even be described.

L. Wittgenstein
Vorlesungen 1930-35 Frankfurt 1989

L. Wittgenstein
Das Blaue Buch - Eine Philosophische Betrachtung Frankfurt 1984

L. Wittgenstein
Tractatus Logico Philosophicus Frankfurt/M 1960

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26