This chapter talks about Kant's contention that the concept of consequence is a basic connective concept, not fully analysable in terms of other connective concepts employed in forming judgments. The causality of what present themselves rests on conditions of time, and the preceding state, if it had always existed, could not have produced an effect which first comes into being in time. It follows that the causality of the cause of that which occurs or comes into existence must itself have come into existence. Kant is often interpreted as maintaining that the principle of causality is established by being shown to be a 'presupposition' of empirical knowledge. He maintains that succession is rather involved in the connection in observation required for applying this concept. Kant likewise urges that the concept of causal connection involves no thought of succession. He maintains that succession is rather involved in the connection in observation required for applying this concept.