- the relation of cause and effect: The result is the same, however differently the causality is interpreted.
- causal quality or agency.
Origin of causality
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Examples from the Web for causality
But then, if a clear line of causality could be traced, we wouldn't be talking about Palmer.Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
Those statements are both true but they are not proof of causality, either.Byron York Weighs Rubio's Risks
April 5, 2013
Given the way some of these situations have played out, causality hardly seems important.Robert Bales’s Alleged Crimes Show a Soldier Pushed to the Brink
March 18, 2012
The question of causality remains: are smart kids good at music, and/or does music make you smart?15 Signs You'll Raise a Genius
October 24, 2011
And so on till we arrive at the question, What caused the principle of causality?Mind and Motion and Monism
George John Romanes
One of these ideals is the reconstruction of the world in the thought forms of causality.Psychotherapy
Only if we assume the principle of causality, is there a problem to solve.Evolution in Modern Thought
As an illustration we may instance "the principle of causality."
It is impossible to imagine a world in which the law of causality does not reign.
- the relationship of cause and effect
- the principle that nothing can happen without being caused
- causal agency or quality
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Word Origin and History for causality
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