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Usage examples for causation

  1. Therefore, whenever you create anything, you thereby start a train of causation which will work out in strict accordance with the sort of thought that started it. – The Law and the Word by Thomas Troward
  2. The Committee has made its recommendations in this section of the report fully aware that many authorities can describe these matters as no more than secondary influences in the causation of juvenile delinquency. – Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents The Mazengarb Report (1954) by Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
  3. More particularly he studied how scientific men verify, and when they accept as proved, propositions of causation explanations of the causes of things. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  4. Here we are thrown back from the question of Order to that of Causation – The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer by John Gerard
  5. When the mind observes its own operations, it feels no connection of motive and action: but as we know 'nothing more of causation than the constant conjunction of objects and the consequent inference of one from the other, as we find that these two circumstances are universally allowed to have place in voluntary action, we may be easily led to own that they are subjected to the necessity common to all causes. – The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley Volume III by Percy Bysshe Shelley Edited by Thomas Hutchinson, M. A.
  6. In conclusion, it is well, perhaps, to say that, no matter to which particular theory of causation we may lean, we should make up our minds to consider them as a whole. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  7. He goes on to declare that " The fact of evolution- or, which is the same thing, the fact of continuity in natural causation has now been undoubtedly proved in many departments of nature," and that, in particular, " throughout the range of inorganic nature" it is " a demonstrated fact." – The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer by John Gerard
  8. But the emotions and ideas of neither exhaust the psychological causation involved in the values. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  9. His physical causation however, does not reach to the effect itself, but only to the effect wrought in the mind of the servant by his command. – Ontology or the Theory of Being by Peter Coffey
  10. Lawanne sometimes liked to talk at great length, to assume the oracular vein, to analyze actions and situations, to put his finger on a particular motive and trace its origin, its most remote causation – The Hidden Places by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  11. We might, in fact, define one chain of experience, or one biography, as a series of occurrences linked by mnemic causation –  by
  12. The exact sciences move within the limits of the Uniformity of Nature and the law of Universal Causation and their subject- matter consists of sense- phenomena, i. – Evolution by Frank B. Jevons
  13. Thus, within the limits that are set by the conditions of causation a man is understood to be free to act as he wills so long as he is not 'impeded' by some of those conditions. – Mind and Motion and Monism by George John Romanes
  14. This will be explained fully in the following chapters which deal with the causation of acute and chronic disease. – Nature Cure by Henry Lindlahr
  15. And no case can be assigned, where that which is predicated of the fact or phenomenon, does not belong to one or other of the five species formerly enumerated: it is either simple Existence, or it is some Sequence, Coexistence, Causation or Resemblance. – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  16. So, if you haven't isolated any mechanical causation how can you be sure it's mechanical? – A Fine Fix by R. C. Noll
  17. As, however, none of these alternatives have been followed, the uniformity must be considered, in this case as in all others, evidence of subordination to some general law- implies what we call natural causation as distinguished from arbitrary arrangement. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  18. Benton's error, however, was natural; like most other men he was unable fully to realize that hardly any phenomenon, even the most simple, can be said to spring from one cause only, and not from a complex and interwoven tissue of causation and a panic is one of the least simple and most complex of mercantile phenomena. – Thomas Hart Benton by Theodore Roosevelt
  19. A conception of causation in some form or other could hardly have been altogether absent from the most primitive races of mankind. – Determinism or Free-Will? by Chapman Cohen

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