The motive behind any action

Suppose Jack praises John. The apparent reason is that he has appreciation for John’s deeds. But the real motive could be just to flatter him, to get some favor extracted from him. Any action will have a usual motive (like the first one above) and a real motive (like the second one above) which mayContinue reading “The motive behind any action”

An Analysis of Causality

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.Continue reading “An Analysis of Causality”

The basic structure of subjective causality

                   The basic structure of Subjective Causality –  Whenever we are asked a reason for a phenomenon, we “scan” through the subjective issue and hit at one or two prime reason(s). Then comes the question of explaining how it is the reason.  For that, there are 2 chains emanating from this reason – one ‘effects-chain’ andContinue reading “The basic structure of subjective causality”

The definition of ’cause’

The definition of ‘Cause’ –  If the converse of a statement relating A and B is not necessarily true, then it (the pair A and B) is like a cause-effect pair.  (This is since occurrence of a cause implies an effect, but the occurrence of the effect doesn’t necessarily imply the occurrence of that cause).Continue reading “The definition of ’cause’”