Journal of Philosophy

Roman Ingardenís Theory of Causation Revised


Daniel von Wachter

International Academy of Philosophy at the Pontificia Universidad Catůlica de Chile


Abstract. This article presents Roman Ingardenís theory of causation, as developed in volume III of The Controversy about the Existence of the World, and defends an alternative which uses some important insights of Ingarden. It rejects Ingardenís claim that a cause is simultaneous with its effect and that a cause necessitates its effect. It uses Ingardenís notion of Ďinclinationsí and accepts Ingardenís claim that an event cannot necessitate a later event. Back