International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

CAUSALITY IN PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE: FROM HUME TO TODAY
UFUK ÖZEN

ABSTRACT
This study investigates one of the basic concepts of science: Causality. It presents an historical perspective of the concept from Hume to today. Our exploration of the terms cause, effect and causality begins with Hume and with contributions of Kant. As a second part, the place of causality in the philosophy of science is examined. The discussion of the concept together with the concepts of determinism, probability, functional relation and uncertainty principle have been taken into account from the standpoint of modern science.

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