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Ideas for 'The Science of Knowing (Wissenschaftslehre) [1st ed]', 'Quaestiones Disputatae de Malo' and 'The Philosophy of Nature: new essentialism'

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26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 9. General Causation / d. Causal necessity
Even a sufficient cause doesn't compel its effect, because interference could interrupt the process [Aquinas]
Essentialists regard inanimate objects as genuine causal agents [Ellis]
Essentialists believe causation is necessary, resulting from dispositions and circumstances [Ellis]
A general theory of causation is only possible in an area if natural kinds are involved [Ellis]