OK - the first is the usual sort of cause used in Physics, or material
cause. The second is sometimes known as downward causation, or
efficient causation. The third one, though I'm struggling with. Is it
the same as my "circular causation", sort of first and final casuation
rolled into one?


On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 08:00:32PM +1200, Marc Geddes wrote:
> Here's a speculation:
>  The model I'm working with for my theory seems to suggest 3 different 
> fundamental kinds of 'cause and effect'.
>  The first is physical causality - motion of physical objects through space.
> The second is mental causality - agents making choices which effect agents
> The third is what I call 'Multiverse causality', a sort of highly abtsract 
> 'causality' close to the notion of logical consistency/consilience - that 
> which ensures that knowledge has a certain ordered 'structure' to it .
> Anyone have any thoughts on this?
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