Definitions

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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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Examples

  • 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.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Calling the Police as Negligence:

  • If a future event E is necessary, it is causable, and not E is not causable.

    Foreknowledge and Free Will

  • 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.

    Foreknowledge and Free Will

  • There is a set of propositions p which are such that p is not causable and not-p is not causable.

    Foreknowledge and Free Will

  • The actual past is not causable, but alternative pasts are not causable either.

    Foreknowledge and Free Will

  • There may also be a set of propositions p which are such that p is causable and not-p is causable.

    Foreknowledge and Free Will

  • The proposition that I build a building (a small one, with help) is causable.

    Foreknowledge and Free Will

  • 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.

    Foreknowledge and Free Will

  • There is a temporal asymmetry in causability because everything causable is in the future.

    Foreknowledge and Free Will

  • The modes I am suggesting divide events into the causable and the non-causable.

    Foreknowledge and Free Will

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  • causable

    capable of being

    September 26, 2017