|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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World/James: instead of the question of unity and multiplicity, the view is of particular importance that it is a space-time continuum.
Unity and diversity are absolutely equivalent here!
Causality/James: can then be spoken of causal unit or purpose-unit of the world at all? Multiplicity can be regarded as eternal as causal unification!
R. Diaz-Bone/K. Schubert
William James zur Einführung Hamburg 1996