Single Idea 4775

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 4. Regularities / a. Regularity theory]

Full Idea

In Mill's 'Method of Agreement' the cause is the common factor in a number of otherwise different cases in which the effect occurs.

Gist of Idea

In Mill's 'Method of Agreement' cause is the common factor in a range of different cases

Source

report of John Stuart Mill (System of Logic [1843], p.255) by Stathis Psillos - Causation and Explanation 2.3

Book Reference

Psillos,Stathis: 'Causation and Explanation' [Acumen 2002], p.63


A Reaction

This looks more likely to be good evidence for the cause of an event, rather than a definition of what a cause actually is. Suppose a footballer only scores if and only if I go to watch him?