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Coincidence: coincidence is not the absence of a causal explanation, but the coinciding of several events, which were caused by independent causal chains. The determination of a coincidence belongs to the description level and may express the deviation from an expectation. The property of being accidental is not inherent to events. See also determinism, indeterminism, contingency, necessity, probability.

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Def Random / Vollmer: post hoc event without energy transfer.
II 66
Random / Vollmer: real accidents: e.g. that the disc of the moon exactly covers the disc of the sun - (eclipse) - independent causal chains - it would be pointless to look for an explanation.


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Vo I
G. Vollmer
Die Natur der Erkenntnis Bd I Stuttgart 1988

Vo II
G. Vollmer
Die Natur der Erkenntnis Bd II Stuttgart 1988


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