Keyword: Causation

Article in Journal | Posted 14/09/2017
Hulswit, Menno (1998). A Guess at the Riddle of Semeiotic Causation
Article in Journal | Posted 13/03/2017
Hulswit, Menno (2001). Semeiotic and the Cement of the Universe: A Peircean Process Approach to Causation
Develops a critical analysis of the concept of causation by Charles S. Peirce. Evolution of the concept of cause; Necessary conditions for a theory of causation; View of Peirce of the nature of the...
Article in Journal | Posted 26/08/2015
van Hateren, J. H. (2015). The Natural Emergence of (Bio)Semiosic Phenomena
Biological organisms appear to have agency, goals, and meaningful behaviour. One possibility is that this is mere appearance, where such properties are not real, but only ‘as if’ consequences of the...
Article in Journal | Posted 30/10/2014
Ransdell, Joseph M. (2013). Kinds of Determinants of Semiosis
I conclude from the examination of an example of semiosis that even though Peirce himself typically talks of two types of causation being involved, usually referred to as 'efficient' and...
Encyclopedia Article | Posted 22/12/2012
Hulswit, Menno: "Natural Classes and Causation"

In this article, Peirce’s conception of natural class is discussed. It is shown that Peirce’s mature conception of natural class is intimately related to his conception of (final) causation....

Article in Journal | Posted 20/12/2012
Queiroz, Joao, El-Hani, Charbel (2012). Downward Determination in Semiotic Multi-level Systems
Peirce's pragmatic notion of semiosis can be described in terms of a multi-level system of constraints involving chance, efficient, formal and final causation. According to the model proposed...
Encyclopedia Article | Posted 09/08/2012
Hulswit, Menno: "Peirce on Causality and Causation"

In this article a distinction is made between causation, or the production of an effect by its cause(s), and causality, or the relationship between cause and...