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- adj. That may be caused
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being caused.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being caused, produced, or effected.
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Citizens should therefore stay alert and recognize the potential benefits and harms causable by any criminal actor or organization, and act to maximize goodness both in the short– and long-term.
If a future event E is necessary, it is causable, and not E is not causable.
Consider next what happens if we alter the so-called necessity of the past to express the metaphysical principle that the past is not causable.
There is a set of propositions p which are such that p is not causable and not-p is not causable.
The actual past is not causable, but alternative pasts are not causable either.
There may also be a set of propositions p which are such that p is causable and not-p is causable.
The proposition that I build a building (a small one, with help) is causable.
Another disanalogy between necessity and non-causability is that if p is necessary, p is possible, but if p is not causable, there is no category parallel to the possible that applies to p. The realm of standard modality is divided into the possible and the impossible.
There is a temporal asymmetry in causability because everything causable is in the future.
The modes I am suggesting divide events into the causable and the non-causable.