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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 ├╝ber den menschlichen Verstand, Hamburg, 1993, p. 95).
 
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Geach I 41
Causality/explanation/McTaggart: his formulation "in view of" instead of "because": is not causal.
N.B./Geach: because of the missing causality something can also be mistakenly considered an X by someone even if it is not X! The (false) believe is then the cause of the attribution.
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I 41/42
N.B.: now I do not admire someone in relation to my own believe!
Surely gods would have no false belief, but we can nevertheless make this distinction:
The gods love something in terms of being pious, and not in relation to one's own attitude to it.
But one must distinguish exactly: the attitude is already the reason (causally!)
But it does not provide the property (characteristic) in relation to which it is loved.

Gea I
P.T. Geach
Logic Matters Oxford 1972


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-30