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Single Idea 1896

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 7. Eliminating causation]

Full Idea

If causes were non-existent everything would have been produced by everything, and at random.

Gist of Idea

If there were no causes then everything would have been randomly produced by everything


Sextus Empiricus (Outlines of Pyrrhonism [c.180], III.18)

Book Reference

Sextus Empiricus: 'Outlines of Pyrrhonism', ed/tr. Bury,R.G. [Prometheus 1990], p.193