A Superluminal and Local-Causal Physical Ontology
Chapter 4. Ontological and Probabilistic Causalisms
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I have discussed elaborately the Law of Causality from various conceptual background-needs and from various ranges of types of entities involved, and tentatively defined many related terms in the foregoing chapters. With the help of the above discussions, we now clarify the meanings of important terms in their interconnections, and clear some probably unconscious misinterpretations regarding them, since they are used throughout this work in their interconnectedness.
‘Causality’ is the state or relationship of being causal, that exists between two epistemologically mutually isolable events that are ontologically connected by their finite extension-motion, namely, a proper cause and its proper effect. The Law of Causality is the ontological law that reigns over all that exists. ‘Causation’ is the actual (token) activity or process or event of instantiation of the Universal Law of Causality. Causality is not the same as its induction or apprehension by the conscious mind. It is a special natural law of ontological relation between two sets of processes that are ontologically partially integrated and conceptually integrable into a more or less single process due to the physical and ontological extension-motion connection between the two sets of processes.
‘Probability’ in the context of induction of the causal aspect of processes implies a mixture of certainty and uncertainty of induction or, in the QM context of causation, apprehension of causal relation by the mind, by observation through apparatus and reasoning, where exact causes are not directly apprehended but with a high measure of indirectness and with...
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