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cau·sal·i·ty

 (kô-zăl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. cau·sal·i·ties
1. The principle of or relationship between cause and effect.
2. A causal agency, force, or quality.
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causality

(kɔːˈzælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1.
a. the relationship of cause and effect
b. the principle that nothing can happen without being caused
2. causal agency or quality
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cau•sal•i•ty

(kɔˈzæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the relation of cause and effect.
2. causal quality or agency.
[1595–1605]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.causality - the relation between causes and effects
relation - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
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Translations

causality

[kɔːˈzælɪtɪ] Ncausalidad f
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causality

[kɔːˈzælɪti] ncausalité f
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causality

nKausalität f
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causality

[kɔːˈzælɪtɪ] ncausalità
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Only then one can work with the principle of causality and for that matter with the meaning of a particular event.
The key to making costing information defensible throughout the organization is to apply the principle of causality and its supporting concepts from the Institute of Management Accountants' Conceptual Framework for Managerial Costing when designing the processes and systems to create the information.
Presenting electromagnetic theory in accordance with the principle of causality. European J0urnal 0f Physics, 2004, v.
The German Grenzplankostenrechnung (GPK) method refers to this as quantity structure, and it conforms to the principle of causality. Pushing costs from resources to cost objects based on arbitrary allocation rules obscures insight and doesn't achieve causality.
Specifically, Objective Thought argues that we can gain knowledge of the world by dissecting it into units of analysis (which in scientific research are called variables); by measuring these units; and by establishing links between units using the principle of causality. Merleau-Ponty distinguished two types of Objective Thought: empiricism and intellectualism.
As Feser explains, the Scholastic holds that there are truths of a metaphysical character which are necessary and objective but which are not believably regarded as propositions either of natural sciences or of "conceptual analysis." Any robust metaphysics must comprise the principle of causality. The latter is more unequivocal than a well established inductive generalization or reasoning to the best interpretation.
Mill's Account, The Scientific Conception of Causality, Comments on a New Conception, The Principle of Causality, Difficulties of Determinism, Causality as Understood Connection, Insight, Motive, and Criticism of Russell's View.
I take the "principle of retribution" to be a special case of the "principle of causality." The principle of causality enjoins us "not to evade or break" the connection between what the agent has caused and its effect; the principle of retribution, I take it, tells us to impose restraints on those who break or attempt to break that connection by force in criminal contexts (on the off-the-cuff assumption that few criminal offenders will want to embrace their punishment).
Robert Boyd presents the effects of nonlinear optics on the question of the speed of light and the principle of causality, which is sacrosanct in science.
In sum, according to Kant, determinations of causal connection between one kind of thing and another do issue, in part, from inductively enumerated perceived regularities of accompaniment, as Hume had held, and hence there is an a posteriori aspect to their derivation, but they are grounded in the a priori principle of causality qua necessary connection.
Secondly, there is the knowledge of necessary laws or states of affairs, such as the principle of causality, or the "law" that color presupposes spatial extension, or that moral values presuppose freedom of the agent.
The reader is left wondering what Austin's understanding is of the principle of causality. According to the principle of causality, no effect can occur devoid of a sufficient cause to explain it.

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