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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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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Causation/Observation/Quantum Theory/Feyerabend: Einstein, Podolski, Rosen/EPR: Analysis by Bohr: There are changes which are not the result of a causal effect of the observer on the object, but a change in conditions: e.g. if a rubber band A is stretched, the truth value of the statement "rubber band A is shorter than rubber band B" changes from true to false without effects taking place between A and B.


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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.

Fe I
P. Feyerabend
Wider den Methodenzwang Frankfurt 1997

Fe II
P. Feyerabend
Erkenntnis für freie Menschen Frankfurt 1979


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-28