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Single Idea 3062

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 7. Eliminating causation]

Full Idea

The idea of cause is relative to that of which it is the cause, and so has no real existence. …Also cause must either be body causing body, or incorporeal causing incorporeal, and neither of these is possible.

Gist of Idea

There are no causes, because they are relative, and alike things can't cause one another


report of Pyrrho (reports [c.325 BCE]) by Diogenes Laertius - Lives of Eminent Philosophers 09.11.11

Book Reference

Diogenes Laertius: 'Diogenes Laertius', ed/tr. Yonge,C.D. [Henry G. Bohn 1853], p.416