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  • First Cause — Theol. God. [1895 1900] * * * In philosophy, the uncreated or self created cause to which every series of causes must ultimately be traced. Used by ancient Greek thinkers, the concept was adopted by the Christian tradition and became the basis of …   Universalium

  • first cause — noun an agent that is the cause of all things but does not itself have a cause God is the first cause • Syn: ↑prime mover, ↑primum mobile • Hypernyms: ↑causal agent, ↑cause, ↑causal agency * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • first cause argument — One of the classic arguments for the existence of God. Every event in the natural world has a preceding cause. But this opens up a regress of causes stretching back forever in time. To stop the regress we must postulate a first cause, and this… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • first-cause argument — /ferrst kawz /, Philos. an argument for the existence of God, asserting the necessity of an uncaused cause of all subsequent series of causes, on the assumption that an infinite regress is impossible. Cf. cosmological argument. * * * …   Universalium

  • first-cause argument — /ferrst kawz /, Philos. an argument for the existence of God, asserting the necessity of an uncaused cause of all subsequent series of causes, on the assumption that an infinite regress is impossible. Cf. cosmological argument …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cause — • Cause, as the correlative of effect, is understood as being that which in any way gives existence to, or contributes towards the existence of, any thing; which produces a result; to which the origin of any thing is to be ascribed Catholic… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • CAUSE AND EFFECT — Divergent conceptions of the relation between cause and effect (or agent and act) can be found throughout Jewish religious and non religious literature from ancient times to the present. Indeed, this relation clearly underlies many of the most… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Cause Mapping — is a problem solving method that draws out, visually, the multiple chains of interconnecting causes that lead to an incident. The method, which breaks problems down specific cause and effect relationships, can be applied to a variety of problems… …   Wikipedia

  • First-mover advantage — is the advantage gained by the initial occupant of a market segment. This advantage may stem from the fact that the first entrant can gain control of resources that followers may not be able to match.cite book |last=Grant |first=Robert M.… …   Wikipedia

  • Causes of the 1948 Palestinian exodus — Palestinians The causes and explanations of the exodus of Palestinian Arabs that arose during the 1947 1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine and the 1948 Arab Israeli War are a matter of great controversy among historians of, and commentators on …   Wikipedia

  • Causes of autism — Autism and autism spectrum disorders are complex neurodevelopmental disorders. Many causes of autism have been proposed, but its theory of causation is still incomplete. Heritability contributes about 90% of the risk of a child developing autism …   Wikipedia

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