CAUSE

n. in Aristotelian thought and rational philosophy, refers to an entity (or event) which is necessary in order for another entity (or event) to come to be. The Greek philosopher Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) named these causes and grouped them into four, namely: material, formal, efficient, and final.

CAUSE: "A cause is an event which produces an effect as a consequence."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CAUSE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cause/ (accessed October 21, 2020).
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