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Causation, Theories of

Causation, Theories of   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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1,698 words

The Greek word aition (or aitia) is sometimes translated as “cause” (an ontological category) and sometimes as “explanation” (an

Causation

Causation   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

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Current Version:
2007
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Law
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1,801 words

In many branches of the law, a litigant must prove that a particular result has been caused by an act

causality

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007
1 The relating of causes to the effects they produce. 2 The presumption that the occurrence or presence of an event or phenomenon is necessarily ... More
causality

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The Oxford Companion to Cosmology

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2008
Causality refers to the process of cause and effect in the Universe. Because the speed of light, acting as a universal speed limit, is finite, regions of the Universe which are well ... More
causation

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
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922 words

For legal purposes, it is often necessary to determine whether a particular factor, be it an act or an omission,

causality

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Penelope Mackie

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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Philosophy
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1,284 words
The relation between two items one of which is a cause of the other; alternatively ‘causation’. ‘Causality’ or ‘causation’ can also refer to a group of topics including the nature of the ... More
causation, downwards

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Alastair Hannay

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
Subject:
Philosophy
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192 words

The alleged causal influence of higher-level phenomena on lower-level processes, a notable example being the supposed causation of the physical by the mental. Although Cartesian ...

causes

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J. E. Tiles

The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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1,083 words

The earliest treatments of causality link the concept firmly to that of explanation. Aristotle defines aitia (the Latin translation of which is ...

causation

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
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2,156 words

Although it would be strictly false to say that every important discussion of causation in Britain was – and still

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