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Single Idea 14539

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

Full Idea

A natural process can be interfered with, and thus a cause never necessitates its effects.

Gist of Idea

Nature can be interfered with, so a cause never necessitates its effects


S.Mumford/R.Lill Anjum (Getting Causes from Powers [2011], 1.3)

Book Reference

Anjum,R.J./Mumford,S.: 'Getting Causes from Powers' [OUP 2011], p.12

A Reaction

There is the simple point that the world could cease to exist at the instant between cause and effect. But Mumford and Anjum say these two coexist. Finks and antidotes are not conclusive here. Depends what you mean by 'cause' and 'effect'.

Related Idea

Idea 14533 Causation doesn't have two distinct relata; it is a single unfolding process [Mumford/Anjum]