Mill’s Methods

THE LOGIC OF CAUSATIONPhase One: MacroanalysisAppendix:J. S. Mill's Methods:A Critical Analysis.Preamble1. The Joint Method of Agreement and Difference2. The Method of Agreement3. The Method of Difference4. The Method of Residues5. The Method of Concomitant VariationsConcluding RemarksNew version.The present essay was originally written, or at least published, in 1999; but I decided to rewrite almost all [...]

Mill’s Methods2023-01-05T11:24:24+02:00

24 Practical Guide to Causative Logic

THE LOGIC OF CAUSATIONPhase Three: Software Assisted AnalysisChapter24-A Practical Guide to Causative Logic.1. What is Causation?2. How is Causation Known?3. A List of the Main Causative Arguments.4. Closing Remark.In the present, final chapter, I will try and provide readers with a practical guide to the logic of causation. That is, after, all the purpose of [...]

24 Practical Guide to Causative Logic2023-01-05T11:28:29+02:00

23 Exploring Further Afield

THE LOGIC OF CAUSATIONPhase Three: Software Assisted AnalysisChapter23-Exploring Further Afield.1. Possible Forms of Premises.2. Dealing with Negative Items.3. Preventive Syllogisms and their Derivatives.4. Syllogisms with Negative Premise(s).5. Causal Logic Perspective.1. Possible Forms of Premises.It is clear that the scanning technique we have developed in the preceding chapter isa thorough and foolproof method for finding the [...]

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22 Scanning for Conclusions

THE LOGIC OF CAUSATIONPhase Three: Software Assisted AnalysisChapter22-Scanning for Conclusions.1.  Methodology.2.  Forms Studied and their Oppositions.3.  3-Item Syllogisms.4.  4-Item Syllogisms.In the present chapter, thank G-d, I finally find the way to achieve the major task of this whole study of causative logic, namely discovering and validating ALL causative (and preventive) positive (and negative) conclusions of [...]

22 Scanning for Conclusions2023-01-05T11:35:36+02:00

21 Causative Syllogisms

THE LOGIC OF CAUSATIONPhase Three: Software Assisted AnalysisChapter21-Causative Syllogisms.1. Methodology.2. 3-Item Syllogisms.3. 4-Item Syllogisms.4. About 5-item Syllogism.Most of the limitations mentioned in the present chapter are overcome in the next chapter. Likewise, most the results obtained here are improved upon there. Nevertheless, I have not tried to rewrite the present chapter, considering that showing the [...]

21 Causative Syllogisms2023-01-05T11:37:26+02:00

20 Concerning Complements

THE LOGIC OF CAUSATIONPhase Three: Software Assisted AnalysisChapter20-Concerning Complements.1. Reducing Numerous Complements to Just Two.2. Dependence Between Complements.3. Exclusive Weak Causation.4. The Need for an Additional Item (or Two).1.  Reducing Numerous Complements to Just Two.To fully understand partial and contingent causation, we need to return to the issue of complementary causes. In chapter 2.3, where these [...]

20 Concerning Complements2023-01-05T11:39:06+02:00

19 Defining Causation

THE LOGIC OF CAUSATIONPhase Three: Software Assisted AnalysisChapter 19-Defining Causation.1. Back to the Beginning.2. The Puzzle of No Non-connection.3. The Definition of Causation.4. Oppositions and Other Inferences.1.  Back to the Beginning.In the present chapter, I propose to deal with some of the difficulties that have become apparent in the previous two chapters. Before doing so, however, [...]

19 Defining Causation2023-01-05T11:41:08+02:00

18 Moduses of the Forms

THE LOGIC OF CAUSATIONPhase Three: Software Assisted AnalysisChapter 18-Moduses of the Forms.1.   2-Item Framework Moduses.2.   3-Item Framework Moduses.3.   4-Item Moduses of the Forms.4.   Interpretation of the Moduses.1.  2-Item Framework Moduses.The next set of tables was produced with several purposes in mind. As we have established in the past, all propositions relating to causation – and indeed [...]

18 Moduses of the Forms2023-01-05T11:42:53+02:00

17 Resuming the Research

THE LOGIC OF CAUSATIONPhase Three: Software Assisted AnalysisChapter 17-Resuming the Research1. History of the Research.2. Matrices of the Frameworks.3. Comparing Frameworks.1. History of the Research.I have been dreaming of systematizing causal logic since my teens, I think, when I first studied works on logic and philosophy.My first book,Future Logic(1990), mentions the manifest modal foundations of [...]

17 Resuming the Research2023-01-05T11:44:22+02:00

16 Outstanding Issues

THE LOGIC OF CAUSATIONPhase Two: MicroanalysisChapter 16-Outstanding Issues1.  Four-Item Syllogism2.  On Laws of Causation3.  Interdependence4.  Other Features of Causation Worthy of Study5.   To Be ContinuedIn this closing chapter, my purpose is to break some additional ground, discussing certain outstanding issues in causation without attempting to exhaust them at this time.1.Four-Item Syllogism.Our attempt, in the preceding five chapters, to solve [...]

16 Outstanding Issues2023-01-05T11:46:47+02:00
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