A History of Causation in a Flowchart (for Philosophy)

October 15, 2007 at 5:01 pm Leave a comment

… at least to the level of description I want for my Science and Religion Midterm. This tracks philosophical attitudes towards causation only; it does not track the understanding of causation in theology or science (physics, ecology, etc.). This flowchart does not nearly present a complete history, but it does trace the concept fairly well for philosophy conducted in the last century and its early modern influence.

History of Causation Flowchart

Edit: I see that the image is being cut off at the side. To see the whole thing, right click and select “view image”. Click the magnifying glass to enlarge, and get the note about logical positivism.

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Entry filed under: Aquinas, Causal Republicanism, Causation, Hume, Logical Positivism, Russell, Wittgenstein.

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