An Analysis of Causality
The question ‘why?’ is applicable to any statement ‘S’. To the answer (say, ‘X’) to this question, there are 2 fundamental subtly different questions askable.
A – Why does X exist?
B – Why is X the reason for S?
Lets arrange this with an example of a real-world event-like scenario.
- The As on the extreme left of the pyramid (the blues) taken together will be the Story-chain of WHYs
- The Bs on the extreme right of the pyramid (the blacks on the extreme right) taken together will be the Laws/principles/theorems/….
- The As in the middle on the right half (the greens), immediately besides the central vertical line of the diagram, taken together, will be the Chain of “principle-WHYs”
The Bs in the middle on the left hand side (the reds), immediately besides the central vertical line of the diagram, taken together, will be Tautological Commonsense.