constant conjunction

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David Hume (1711—1776) philosopher and historian


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Two events A and B are constantly conjoined if whenever one occurs the other does. The constant conjunction theory of causation, often attributed to Hume, is that this relationship is what is meant by saying that the one causes the other, or that if more is intended by talking of causation, nevertheless this is all that we can understand by the notion.

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