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Single Idea 2594

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 9. General Causation / d. Causal necessity]

Full Idea

A true cause as I understand it is one such that the mind perceives a necessary connection between it and its effects.

Gist of Idea

A true cause must involve a necessary connection between cause and effect


Nicolas Malebranche (The Union of Body and Soul [1675], p.116)

Book Reference

'The Philosophy of Mind', ed/tr. Beakley,B /Ludlow P [MIT 1992], p.116