Causation

Causation may refer to:

  • Causality, in philosophy, a relationship that describes and analyses cause and effect
  • Causality (physics)

Other uses:

  • 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
... 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 ...
Probabilistic Causation - Deterministic Versus Probabilistic Theory
... 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 ...
Dudnikov V. Chalk & Vermilion - Court’s Reasoning - Plaintiff’s Injuries Arose Out of Defendant’s Forum Related Activities
... 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 (1830–1875)