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Medieval Theories of Causation

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[Revised entry by Graham White on April 23, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Causality plays an important role in medieval philosophical writing: the dominant genre of medieval academic writing was the commentary on an authoritative work, very often a work of Aristotle. Of the works of Aristotle thus commented on, the Physics plays a central role. Other of Aristotle's scientific works - On the Heavens and the Earth, On Generation and Corruption, and, of course, the Metaphysics - are also significant for the study of causation: so there is a rather daunting body of work...

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