aition

<ontology, metaphysics, epistemology, Aristotle, causality>, <reason, scholasticism, Aquinas, occasionalism>, <foundation, deduction, physics, Laplace> the most general Greek term for cause or responsibility, used by Aristotle especially in reference to any one of the four kinds of answer it is legitimate to give in response to any "Why...?" question. Recommended Reading: F.E. Peters, Greek Philosophical Terms: A Historical Lexicon (NYU, 1967).

[A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names]

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