Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Causes: whether something is a physical cause of something depends on the separation of two objects or processes that are to be identified as cause and effect, as well as the transmission of energy. Whether this relationship comes about is therefore contingent. From a linguistic point of view, the relationship between cause and effect is a necessary relation since the concept of the cause is applied only to something which has an effect. See also de re, de dicto, necessity, contingency, causality, effect.

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.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Armstrong, D.M. Causes   Armstrong, D.M.
Bigelow, John Causes   Bigelow, John
Cartwright, Nancy Causes   Cartwright, Nancy
Davidson, Donald Causes   Davidson, Donald
Deacon, Terrence W. Causes   Deacon, Terrence W.
Dennett, Daniel Causes   Dennett, Daniel
Deutsch, David Causes   Deutsch, David
Dummett, Michael Causes   Dummett, Michael
Fraassen, Bas Causes   Fraassen, Bas
Frege, Gottlob Causes   Frege, Gottlob
Hume, D. Causes   Hume, D.
Lewis, David Causes   Lewis, David
Mackie, J.L. Causes   Mackie, J.L.
Mayr, E. Causes   Mayr, E.
McDowell, John Causes   McDowell, John
McGinn, Colin Causes   McGinn, Colin
Quine, Willard Van Orman Causes   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Sellars, Wilfrid Causes   Sellars, Wilfrid
Sextus Empiricus Causes   Sextus Empiricus
Vollmer, Gerhard Causes   Vollmer, Gerhard

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-26