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Re: [ontolog-forum] Cause and chemical reactions

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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 00:39:44 -0400
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Alan,    (01)

That is true:    (02)

 > I don't see it as necessarily true to the world -
 > people talk about a lot of stuff that isn't there.    (03)

Aristotle's original four "aitia" were modes of
explanation.  The Latin translation 'causa' in the
13th century preserved that meaning.  There was no
implication that those "causae" were part of the
world.    (04)

The later meaning of "cause" is very different from
those early meanings.    (05)

John    (06)

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