n. in philosophy, refers to the concept that all events occur through causes, and that these same events are a result of preceding events. With all the many different types of causality which exist, one can only make metaphysical assumptions on the relationships between phenomena as to which ones are truly causal. See causation. Also determinism.
CAUSALITY: "Causality is of the position that everything has a cause and that consequences now are a result of antecedents before."