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Single Idea 9430

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 9. General Causation / b. Nomological causation]

Full Idea

One might have a singularist view of causation in which a cause necessitates its effect, but they need not be subsumed under a law, ..and there are identities which are metaphysically necessary without being laws of nature.

Gist of Idea

Singular causes, and identities, might be necessary without falling under a law


Stephen Mumford (Laws in Nature [2004], 04.5)

Book Reference

Mumford,Stephen: 'Laws in Nature' [Routledge 2006], p.63