Causality, Understanding, and Explanation: Back to the Roots

  • Aaro Toomela
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)


In this chapter Hegel’s and Marx & Engels’ theories of causality are discussed. It is shown how (modified) Aristotelian views were brought back to science by these philosophers and grounded the possibility for the development of the metaparadigmatic science.


Hegel’s causality Marx & Engels’ causality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aaro Toomela
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  1. 1.Institute of Natural Sciences and HealthTallinn UniversityTallinnEstonia

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