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Single Idea 1895

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 8. Particular Causation / c. Conditions of causation]

Full Idea

The majority say causes are immediate (when they are directly proportional to effects), or associate (making an equal contribution to effects), or cooperant (making a slight contribution).

Gist of Idea

Causes are either equal to the effect, or they link equally with other causes, or they contribute slightly


Sextus Empiricus (Outlines of Pyrrhonism [c.180], III.15)

Book Reference

Sextus Empiricus: 'Outlines of Pyrrhonism', ed/tr. Bury,R.G. [Prometheus 1990], p.191