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" The Law of Causation, the recognition of which is the main pillar of inductive science, is but the familiar truth that invariability of succession is found by observation to obtain between every fact in nature and some other fact which has preceded It... "
Principles of Logic - Page 241
by George Hayward Joyce - 1916 - 431 pages
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The English utilitarians, Volume 3

Sir Leslie Stephen - Utilitarianism - 1900
...content to lay down as his statement of the ' law of causation ' that there is an invariable succession between ' every fact in nature ' and ' some other fact which has preceded it.' This, he assumes, is a truth, whatever be the nature of things in themselves. The true account is rather...
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Examinations Papers

University of Melbourne - History - 1900
...'* the familiar truth that invariability of succession is found by observation to obtain between F z every fact in nature and some other fact which has preceded it " ? 4. In what sense may a plurality of causes be admitted ? And to what extent does such an admission...
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The University of Missouri Studies, Volume 2

Education, Higher - 1903
...the main pillar of inductive science, is but the familiar truth, that invariability of succession ig found by observation to obtain between every fact...nature and some other fact which has preceded it." Section 6: But, "invariable sequence is not causation, unless the sequence, besides being invariable,...
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The Agreement Between Science and Religion

Orlando Jay Smith - Religion and science - 1906 - 32 pages
...the term "invariable sequence." Of the meaning of "invariable sequence" Mr. Mill says: "Invariability of succession is found by observation to obtain between...the cause; the invariable consequent, the effect." (System of Logic, 213.) The key to the uniformity of Nature is found by the logicians hi invariable...
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The Philosophical Review, Volume 16

Jacob Gould Schurman, James Edwin Creighton, Frank Thilly, Gustavus Watts Cunningham - Philosophy - 1907
...can be gained from experience. The law of causation ... is but the familiar truth, that invariability of succession is found by observation to obtain between...in nature and some other fact which has preceded it ; independently of all considerations respecting the ultimate mode of production of phenomena, and...
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The Problem of Logic

William Ralph Boyce Gibson, Augusta Klein - Logic - 1908 - 500 pages
...recognition of which is the main pillar of inductive science, is but the familiar truth that invariability of succession is found by observation to obtain between...in nature and some other fact which has preceded it ' (Book III., ch. v., 2). We shall be concerned in a later chapter with the critical discussion...
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The problem of logic

William Ralph Boyce Gibson, Augusta Klein - Logic - 1908 - 500 pages
...recognition of which is the main pillar of inductive science, is but the familiar truth that invariability of succession is found by observation to obtain between...in nature and some other fact which has preceded it ' (Book III., ch. v., 2). We shall be concerned in a later chapter with the critical discussion...
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The problem of logic

William Ralph Boyce Gibson, Augusta Klein - Logic - 1908 - 500 pages
...insisting on the fact that a cause must be invariably followed by the same consequent, he writes : ' The invariable antecedent is termed the cause ; the invariable consequent the effect '; and adds : ' Let the fact be what it may, if it has begun to exist, it was preceded by some fact...
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A history of philosophy

Frank Thilly - Philosophy - 1914 - 612 pages
...as can be gained from experience. The law of causation is but the familiar truth that invariability of succession is found by observation to obtain between...nature and some other fact which has preceded it. To certain facts, certain facts always do, and, as we believe, will continue to succeed. We do not...
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Ontology: Or, The Theory of Being; an Introduction to General Metaphysics

Peter Coffey - Ontology - 1914 - 439 pages
...Causation, which is the main pillar of inductive science, is but the familiar truth, that invariability of succession is found by observation to obtain between...in nature and some other fact which has preceded it ; independently of all considerations respecting the ultimate mode of production of phenomena, and...
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