Date of Award
Master of Arts
Masters Thesis-Open Access
Causation is a problem for philosophers because in explaining causation one must explain reality itself. Since the metaphysical systems of history are carefully reasoned claims concerning reality, they will be employed in this discussion of causation. We will examine the foundational posits of four metaphysical positions -- Buddhism, Platonism, Nominalism, and Realism -- and review the meaning each assigns for causation. We can then observe how the meaning of causation is altered depending on the system of metaphysics that serves as its context.
Fisher, Jane, "A Philosophic Inquiry into Causation Comparing Diverse Metaphysical Systems" (1996). Masters Theses. 3473.