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Definition of the noun causal agency
What does causal agency mean as a name of something?
- any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
- lexical domain: Tops - unique beginner for nouns
- synonyms of causal agency: causal agent / cause
- more generic term: physical entity = an entity that has physical existence
- more specific terms:
- individual / somebody / someone / mortal / person / soul = a human being
- agent = an active and efficient cause
- nature = a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
- supernatural / occult = supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
- theurgy = the effect of supernatural or divine intervention in human affairs
- primum mobile / first cause / prime mover = an agent that is the cause of all things but does not itself have a cause
- destiny / fate = the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events
- catalyst = something that causes an important event to happen
- deus ex machina = any active agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an insoluble difficulty
- manipulator / operator = an agent that operates some apparatus or machine
- force / power = one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
- vital principle / life principle = a hypothetical force to which the functions and qualities peculiar to living things are sometimes ascribed
- engine = something used to achieve a purpose
- cause of death / killer = the causal agent resulting in death
- danger = a cause of pain or injury or loss
- agent = a substance that exerts some force or effect
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by Shane J. Lopez
Wehmeyer and Mithaug proposed causal agency theory (CAT) to explain how and why people become self-verses other-determined. Wehmeyer and Mithaug refer to the “class of behavioral events” that CAT explains as causal events, ...
by Robin L. Cautin, Scott O. Lilienfeld
Observing change following a clinical intervention does not necessarily prove causal agency, since change could have come about as a consequence of factors independent of the treatment. Outside events could have intervened ( history) or ...
by David J. Atkinson, David F. Field, Arthur F. Holmes, Oliver O'Donovan
If more is required for moral agency than mere causal agency, mere physical power, what ...
by Mervyn Hartwig
Reflexive monitoring of routinised activities along space–time paths Conscious engagement in a space practice Praxis–Poiesis Acts performed in or by it = Intentional causal agency Conscious/self-consciousness Preconscious Unconscious ...
by I. Grattan-Guinness
Despite the Archimedean influence, there was still a strong Aristotelian focus on the causal agency behind the motion, and the associated interaction between force and resistance. It was similar with projectile motion. Galileo (7960: 76) ...
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