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Causality
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1. Classic Definition

The term “causality” is used to identify a natural event or action as the effect of a cause. In conflict with the skepticism of D. Hume (1711–76), the principle that all that happens has a cause has been a basic epistemological formula from the time of I. Kant (1724–1804). Strictly speaking, its general validity became possible and meaningful only with Kant’s epistemology. According to Kant, causality is one of the necessary conditions of the possibility of experience (Kantianism). As…

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Rudolph, Enno, “Causality”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 18 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_C304>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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