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causation

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Philosophy
causationcau‧sa‧tion /kɔːˈzeɪʃən $ kɒː-/ noun [uncountable] formal 🔊 🔊 1 RPCAUSEthe action of causing something to happen or exist2 CAUSEcausality
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causationOnce triggered, however, a process of cumulative causation sets in.It is important to understand that such identities do not imply causation.The prevalent analyses of causation seem justifiably only to allow events and possibly agents as causes.A strong association, however, is not a proof of causation.The House held that the burden of proof of causation remained on the plaintiff throughout the case.Weber himself seems to take a Humean or Positivist view of causation.It is also necessary for the plaintiff to prove causation.
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