Law of universal causation

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Law of universal causation the theoretical or asserted law that every event or phenomenon results from, or is the sequel of, some previous event or phenomenon, which being present, the other is certain to take place.
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Usage

In literature:

The laws of life, indeed; one might have said the law of universal causation.
"Woman and Womanhood" by C. W. Saleeby
THE EVIDENCE OF THE LAW OF UNIVERSAL CAUSATION.
"Analysis of Mr. Mill's System of Logic" by William Stebbing
Next to the law of universal causation inductive science rests on the doctrine of natural kinds.
"History of Modern Philosophy" by Alfred William Benn
OF THE LAW OF UNIVERSAL CAUSATION.
"A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive" by John Stuart Mill
OF THE EVIDENCE OF THE LAW OF UNIVERSAL CAUSATION.
"A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive" by John Stuart Mill
Whoever accepts the universality of the law of causation as a dogma of philosophy, denies the existence of uncaused phenomena.
"Aphorisms and Reflections from the works of T. H. Huxley" by Thomas Henry Huxley
Whoever accepts the universality of the law of causation as a dogma of philosophy, denies the existence of uncaused phenomena.
"Aphorisms and Reflections from the Works of T. H. Huxley" by T. H. Huxley
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