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Single Idea 20366

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 1. Causation / g. Eliminating causation]

Full Idea

An intellect that could see cause and effect as a continuum and a flux, and not, as we do, in terms of an arbitrary division and dismemberment, would repudiate the concept of cause and effect.

Gist of Idea

A mind that could see cause and effect as a continuum would deny cause and effect

Source

John Richardson (Nietzsche's System [2002], 112)

A Reaction

Maybe we do see it as a continuum? The racket swings and the ball is propelled, but the contact is a unity, not two separate events.

Book Reference

Richardson,John: 'Nietzsche's System' [OUP 2002], p.173

Related Idea

Idea 14533 Causation doesn't have two distinct relata; it is a single unfolding process [Mumford/Anjum]