Single Idea 4643

[catalogued under 2. Reason / B. Laws of Thought / 2. Sufficient Reason]

Full Idea

The Principle of Sufficient Reason does not presuppose that all explanations will be causal explanations.

Gist of Idea

The Principle of Sufficient Reason does not presuppose that all explanations will be causal explanations

Source

J Baggini / PS Fosl (The Philosopher's Toolkit [2003], 3.28)

Book Reference

Baggini,J and Fosl,P.S.: 'The Philosopher's Toolkit' [Blackwells 2003], p.128


A Reaction

This sounds a reasonable note of caution, but doesn't carry much weight unless some type of non-causal reason can be envisaged. God's free will? Our free will? The laws of causation?