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Single Idea 2962

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 9. General Causation / b. Nomological causation]

Full Idea

It is tempting to see the concept of causation as a product of reason rather than of perception or introspection; something that reason brings to bear on the data of sense, by way of imposing an explanatory order on them.

Gist of Idea

Maybe causation is a form of rational explanation, not an observation or a state of mind


Michael Lockwood (Mind, Brain and the Quantum [1989], p.154)

Book Reference

Lockwood,Michael: 'Mind,Brain and the Quantum:The Compound 'I'' [Blackwell 1991], p.154