An uncaused event would be an event without an antecedent. I think this is an impossible conception, because such an idea would already imply an antecedent. I think it were an error to claim that an antecedent condition must be determinate. So far as I am aware, there is no interpretation of quantum physics that … More Does the concept of an event necessarily include causality?
The text below was originally written for Quora.com but in writing it I decided it has a place here as well. Descartes is often described as a rationalist philosopher. This is because he explains that empirical data, data of the senses, is inherently doubtful. What you take to be a sensation of the external world … More A brief account of how and why Descartes uses the concept of a divine guarantor of external reality to underpin his philosophy
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