Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Coincidence/Explanation/Causality/Aristotle/Cartwright: (Aristotle, Physica II, Chap. 5): E.g. random meeting in the market square: causal explanation: everyone goes to market with motivations that only apply to themselves, both meet there by chance, because the scheme of motivations and abilities explains the presence of each of them, but not their meeting. - Important argument: but that does not mean that the meeting was not a real physical incident, nor does it mean that it could not be predicted from the individual factors. - It just means that meeting as meeting has no causal explanation in the scheme. ((s)> "qua").

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N. Cartwright
How the laws of physics lie Oxford New York 1983

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-29