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  • Hume's Causality

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    Salt will dissolve in water in the future This argument is to demonstrate causality or the idea that something causes the other, and this relationship will continue into the future. David Hume in his An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding objects to the idea of causality by demonstrating that is second premise, principle of uniformity of nature, cannot exist. This leads Hume to concludes have no grounds for assigning causality relations. In his objection to principle of uniformity of nature Hume

  • Causality in African Traditional Thought

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    causation and finding the truth. This theory is based upon logical deduction and that leads consequently to the inference that only causal explanation for events are empiricist in nature (Coetzee & Roux, 2002:162). Traditional African perspectives on causality however, employ a more holistic approach in their interpretation of life’s events, and acknowledge the influence of the role of the spiritual in their interpretation and explanation of life’s events. There is thus this belief that everything in the

  • Causality, Hume, and Quantum Mechanics

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    Causality, Hume, and Quantum Mechanics It is my intention, in the course of this essay, to take the work of David Hume and reapply it to causality using quantum mechanical theory. When I refer to causality, I am referring to the belief that events have a relationship of action "A" causing action "B" where "A" is considered to be the final cause of "B." I also refer to the belief that we can know and understand these causal relationships and thusly know how the system works. This is a concept

  • Critique of Hume's Analysis of Causality

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    Critique of Hume's Analysis of Causality Hume's analyses of human apprehension and of causality were the most penetrating up to his time and continue to have great influence. Contemporary Spanish philosopher Xavier Zubiri (1893-1983) has examined both and identified three underlying errors: (1) the failure to recognize that there are three stages of human intellection, and especially that the first, primordial apprehension, has quite unique characteristics; (2) the attempt to place an excessive

  • The Ultimate of Reality: Reversible Causality

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    The Ultimate of Reality: Reversible Causality Metaphysics is the search for an ultimate principle by which all real things and relations are ordered. It formulates fundamental statements about existence and change. A reversible (absolute) causality is thought to be the ultimate of reality. It is argued that a real (causal) process relating changes of any nature (physical, mental) and any sort (quantitative, qualitative, and substantial) reverses the order of its agency (action, influence, operation

  • Analysis of Aristotle's Views on Causality

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    Analysis of Aristotle's Views on Causality A: Aristotle's teaching on causality was in contrast to that of his teacher, Plato, Plato believed we can recognise an object because our soul remembers the perfect Form from the Realm of Forms, but Aristotle argues that we recognise an object because of the four causes that occasion it; the Material cause, the Efficient cause, the Formal cause and the Final cause. The Final cause is a very different cause to the other three. Whereas the Material

  • Al-Ghazâlî, Causality, and Knowledge

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    Al-Ghazâlî, Causality, and Knowledge ABSTRACT: Few passages in Arabic philosophy have attracted as much attention as al-Ghazâlî's discussion of causality in the seventeenth discussion of Tahâfut al-Falsafa, along with the response of Ibn Rushd (Averroës) in his Tahâfut al-Tahâfut. A question often asked is to what extent al-Ghazâlî can be called an occasionalist; that is, whether he follows other Kalâm thinkers in restricting causal agency to God alone. What has not been thoroughly addressed

  • David Hume's Theory of Causality

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    are believed. Hume’s progression, starting with his initial definition of cause, to his final conclusion in his doctrine on causality. As a result, it proves how Hume’s argument on causality follows the same path as his epistemology, with the two ideas complimenting each other so that it is rationally impossible to accept the epistemology and not accept his argument on causality. Hume starts by explaining definitions of causes and characteristics that make up the popular definition of cause. Contiguity

  • Complex Causality: Climate Change

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    provide the fullest and most accurate analysis of complex events, however this can create a trade off with the complexity and time taken to reach a conclusion. Firstly, this advantage will be argued through implying complex events have complex causality that can only truly be seen through a multidisciplinary perspective. Secondly, it can be seen that all social sciences lie on a spectrum with lots of overlap and interdependence between disciplines, and therefore it is an intrinsic feature of the

  • The Causality and Development of Bulimia

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    There are several different theories about the causality and development of bulimia. Bulimia may have a genetic and hereditary component aswell as a socio-environmental component. Other psychological factors involved include mood disorders and substance abuse in families of people with bulimia. One aspect of the biological perspective suggests that people with bulimia have a low serotonin level which is a brain chemical involved with both well-being and appetite. It was also suggested that