- Stanford Encylopedia of Philosophy:Kant and Hume on Causality, Leibnitz on Causation may also hlep understanding/explaining this.--Eptalon (talk) 10:26, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
- Aristotle on Causality--Eptalon (talk) 10:41, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
Collecting ideas[change source]
Hello all, I am not a philopsopher, therefore I ask what target we have for this article. Causality/Causation seems to have been a subject of predilection of many philospohers (Somepbased on Aristole, others with their own ideas). We should therefore decide on what we want this article; it would also be good if the respective sections are written by someone interested in Philospohy, as there is a considerable amount of reading to do. I just mention a few "key" (?) concept/authors
- If everything has a cause, then there is not really a choice; there is no free will. The current system of law however assumes that there is.
- Some of the peole who tried to prove the existence of god, like Anselm of Canterbury probably need mentioning (or rather: their ideas.
- Augustine of Hippo
- Thomas Aquinas (aka. Saint Thomas)
- Marsilius of Inghen (14th century, Logician, no idea how importat he was)
- Blozano (?, Logician, 1780-1850, roughly)
- Jean-Paul Sartre
- Anselm of Canterbury
This is just a list, compiled for looking through the stanford encyclopedia of philosophy for 15 minutes; I am not a pilosopher, so I cannot tell the importance of these people or ideas; Very quickly this gets linked to the ida of Free Will (yes/no), and several theologians probably also spent time with it.
In short, I see the next steps for this article as follows:
- Cleanup/Simplify what is there (Aristotle, Hume)
- Decide what we want to include (at the start)
- Bring that into a form so it can be presented to the SEWP crowd.
See also section[change source]
What about adding a "See also section" with the link to the nonlocality wikipedia article?