Imagine an apple falling because of an absolutely determinate and infallible cause. Now imagine an apple falling for absolutely no reason whatsoever. In both cases you imagine an apple falling (duh). Our imagination does not suffice to see causality. It makes no difference if we make the image is really large- like an image of the whole universe.



  1. January 28, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Happy feast day to all.

  2. Peter said,

    January 28, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Hey Phil,

    What is happening with your translation of Contat’s Logica? Are you going to be continuing that project?

    And now for something completely unrelated. Reading James’ post and imagining a really large apple reminded me of Woody Allen’s “Sleeper” with the big fruits and, of course, that big chicken….hehehe… He slips on a banana peel…..

  3. January 28, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I will continue it, time permitting. I recently lost my job, and though one might naturally think that such would afford me more time, the opposite has been the case.

    So please don’t lose patience, within the treatment of the universal is treatment of analogy, which I think is well worth having a look at.

  4. Peter said,

    January 28, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about your job. You have my prayers. And I will not lose patience! I am very interested in what he says about analogy.

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