There is no event without cause. No matter where or how far away in time, there is always a cause to precipitate an event or an effect. The entire universe exists due to a cause we have have yet to decipher. The effects are still rippling through time and space and distance.
Can there be an event without a cause?
Perhaps the principle of causality applies within the universe, but not to the universe. This might allow the universe as a whole to be uncaused. An event doesn’t have a cause if it doesn’t actually happen and there was never anything that stopped it happening. Coincidence!
Can an effect happen without a cause?
You can’t have an effect without a cause since to call something an effect is to imply that it has a cause – and to call something a cause is to imply that it has an effect.
What is a theory that an event happened for no or without reason?
Spontaneous means an event that can occur without a specific trigger, it does not mean that it has no cause. In a non-technical sense, I could spontaneously break into song but I would still have a reason for doing it. Presumably I would be very happy, or drunk or something. – terdon. Sep 12, 2013 at 17:41.
Does everything have to have a cause?
Something that is said to be caused, is usually said to be caused not by itself, but by some other. Thus, for something to have no cause, is to be not caused by some other; and if we require strict adherence to the principle of sufficient reason, we can then stipulate it must be its own cause.
Does every event have a cause philosophy?
“Determinism” defined: Every event has a cause/set of causes; if its cause occurs, then the effect must follow.
Is everything cause and effect?
Universal causation is the proposition that everything in the universe has a cause and is thus an effect of that cause. This means that if a given event occurs, then this is the result of a previous, related event.
Can an event have more than one cause?
Some events have more than one cause. Ask yourself if this event fits this category. Use self talk or visual aids to clearly demonstrate to yourself the nature of the cause and effect relationship. Think about why all the causes are necessary and why one or a few might not fully explain the event.
What is the difference between a cause of an event and the whole cause?
– All of these factors can be considered a cause of an event. – The whole cause of an event depends on which cause we pick based on our interests at the time. With different interests, we’ll pick different whole causes of events. According to Sober, if indeterminism is true does that mean that we are free?
Are all events caused by previous events?
More specifically, not all events (either mental or physical) are determined by past events. There is a certain amount of free play between events, possibly due to chance, free choice, or chaos. Some events are caused, and some events are not caused.
What is causal determinism?
Causal determinism is, roughly speaking, the idea that every event is necessitated by antecedent events and conditions together with the laws of nature. The idea is ancient, but first became subject to clarification and mathematical analysis in the eighteenth century.
Why is determinism true?
Assuming that determinism is true, it states that: No one has power over the facts of the past and the laws of nature. No one has power over the fact that the facts of the past and the laws of nature entail every fact of the future (i.e., determinism is true). Therefore, no one has power over the facts of the future.