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“Cause” is one of the central concepts of philosophy. In its logical or epistemological significance (Logic, Epistemology), “cause” refers to aa statement that serves to justify the truth claims of judgments or the performance of actions. In its ontological significance, the term “cause,” in the sense of the real basis or effective cause, refers to a real condition under which a real state or a real event occurs (Causality), while that which explains the essence of a matter is described as the ground of its being. The Aristotelian doctrine of the…

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Stolzenberg, Jürgen, “Ground/Cause”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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