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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 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 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 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 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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