What does the word causality mean?

Usage examples for causality

  1. Even, therefore, if the supposition of causality is taken to be an essential feature of Materialism, Materialism would be in no wise affected by substituting for the words Matter and Motion the symbols x and y. – A Candid Examination of Theism by George John Romanes
  2. Moreover, the more sharply the idea of efficient causality is defined in our mind, the more it takes the form of a mechanical causality. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  3. And so on till we arrive at the question, What caused the principle of causality? – Mind and Motion and Monism by George John Romanes