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causation

[kôsā′shən]
Etymology: L, causa
(in law) the existence of a reasonable connection between the misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance of the defendant and the injury or damage suffered by the plaintiff. In a lawsuit in which negligence is alleged, the harm suffered by the plaintiff must be proved to result directly from the negligence of the defendant; causation must be demonstrated.

causation

Cause & effect Law & medicine 1. In the context of disability evaluation, where a particular condition might be linked to the workplace; medical definition of causation requires valid scientific proof; legal definition requires either a probability of > 50% or that the event was more likely than not to be causative. See Pulmonary function test Malpractice The establishment of a cause-and-effect relationship between an allegedly negligent act and the purported injuries. See Malpractice, Negligence.

causation,

n the act or agency which produces an effect. See also acausal.

causation

the relation of cause to effect.

causation analysis
comparison of the rate of occurrence of the disease in animals which were exposed to the suspected agent to the occurrence rate in animals which were not so exposed.
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The British philosopher Karl Popper soon supports this idea and further explains it in the following way: The downward causation we talk about is that a higher level structure is the cause of its lower level.
We can see that the selecting and controlling power of the higher level on the lower level is the main form of downward causation.
What Kim presupposes when he makes use of his MP model to eliminate downward causation is that any emergent property M or [M.
Another reason why many philosophers cannot accept downward causation is that they do not know what is the owner or carrier of downward causation.
For example, carnivorous animals, herbivorous animals and omnivorous animals have the causation of food chain between them.