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What is a causal relation?

 

Definition
 

A causal relation is an interpropositional relation in which the situation expressed by some proposition(s) is communicated as bringing about

 
  • the situation expressed by some other proposition(s) (an external relation), or
  • the usage of some other proposition(s) in a reasoning or argument from a premise (an internal relation).
Kinds
  Here are some kinds of causal relations:
 
Generic
  A causal relation is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Longacre 1983 106–107

 

,Halliday and Hasan 1976 256–258

 

Hollenbach 1975 16


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