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Causal CognitionA Multidisciplinary Debate$
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Dan Sperber, David Premack, and Ann James Premack

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198524021

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524021.001.0001

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Ancient Greek concepts of causation in comparativist perspective

Ancient Greek concepts of causation in comparativist perspective

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(p.536) 17 Ancient Greek concepts of causation in comparativist perspective
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Causal Cognition
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Geoffrey Lloyd

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524021.003.0017

This chapter discusses the legal, philosophical, and scientific sources of Greek ideas of causation, and their evolution from the pre-Socratics to the Stoics and Epicureans. It also compares Greek and classical Chinese ideas of causation. While Greek ideas are focused on natural regularities, Chinese ideas are focused on exceptional occurrences.

Keywords:   Greek, causation, pre-Socractics, Stoics, Epicureans, Chinese

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