Causation may refer to:
- Causality, in philosophy, a relationship that describes and analyses cause and effect
- Causality (physics)
- Causation (law), a key component to establish liability in both criminal and civil law
- Causation in English law defines the requirement for liability in negligence
- Causation (sociology), the belief that events occur in predictable ways and that one event leads to another
- Proximate causation
- "Correlation does not imply causation", phrase used in the sciences and statistics
- Proximate cause, the basis of liability in negligence in the United States
Other articles related to "causation":
... Hume and the Problem of Causation is a book written by Tom Beauchamp and Alexander Rosenberg, published in 1981 by Oxford University Press ... a single interpretation of David Hume’s view on the nature of causation that rests on all of his works, and defended it against historical and contemporary objections ...
... Interpreting causation as a deterministic relation means that if A causes B, then A must always be followed by B ... As a result, many turn to a notion of probabilistic causation ... Philosophers such as Hugh Mellor and Patrick Suppes have defined causation in terms of a cause preceding and increasing the probability of the effect ...
... Whereas the Court was confronted with selection of but-for causation and proximate causation when analyzing this issue, they held that both theories of causation were ...
Famous quotes containing the word causation:
“The very hope of experimental philosophy, its expectation of constructing the sciences into a true philosophy of nature, is based on induction, or, if you please, the a priori presumption, that physical causation is universal; that the constitution of nature is written in its actual manifestations, and needs only to be deciphered by experimental and inductive research; that it is not a latent invisible writing, to be brought out by the magic of mental anticipation or metaphysical mediation.”
—Chauncey Wright (18301875)