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phil.1114 - Philosophy 20A Hannen A puzzle about causation...

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Philosophy 20A Hannen 11/14/07 A puzzle about causation: are causes transcendent or immanent? What causes a body to be hot? – The form hotness or fire What causes the body to be ill? – the form sickness or fever Something has true existence it cannot change World around us is trying to hold onto something, in a perpetual state of flux Having some degree of stability or equality is underwritten by eternal forms, approximates eternal realities, only has degree of reality viewed Strive to be like a form, some degree of reality Explanation of its character, is the form (transcendental explanation) Aitia – reason; cause; explanation Cause – event that happens in time and space and causes another event – cause and effect Truth about a property of an abstract object forms are distinct entities apart from fire – physical phenomenon how does one entity ever have impact on any other stick being hot is cause of two different affairs – the form and the physical
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