causal agency meaning
Noun: causal agency
- Any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
- causal agent, cause
Derived forms: causal agencies
Type of: physical entity
- causal: Adjective: causal& ...
- causal agent: Noun: causal agent ...
- causal factor: Noun: causal facto ...
- Often there is an implication that the epiphenomenon exerts no causal agency on the fundamental phenomena that explain it.
- It is a pattern that can influence its surroundings that is, it has causal agency and can propagate.
- These patterns may be very illuminating and important, but the underlying causal agencies must be separately specified ( though often they are not ).
- By removing causal agency based on free, conscious will, Nietzsche critiques the ethics of accountability, suggesting that everything is necessary in a whole that can neither be judged nor condemned, because there is nothing outside of it.
- Both Cudworth's views and those of Berkeley were taken up by Coleridge in his metaphor of the eolian harp in his'Effusion XXXV'as one commentator noted : " what we see in the first manuscript is the articulation of Cudworth s principle of plastic nature, which is then transformed in the published version into a Berkeleyan expression of the causal agency of motion performed by God s immanent activity ."