chapter  10
Causal order in nature
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In this chapter I am concerned with the ways in which individual causal connections are organised in relation to one another, conceptually as opposed to the basically perceptual organisation in tenus of natural processes. The main questions to be considered are the hierarchical organisation of causal influence across categories of things, tendencies to see causal influence as linear or cyclic, and, in a later section, the world view of common sense.