Philosophical Review 78 (3):291-325 (1969)

An analysis of phaedo 96c-606c seeks to demonstrate that when forms are cited as either "safe" or "clever" aitiai they are not meant to function as either final or efficient causes, But as logico-Metaphysical essences which have no causal efficacy whatever, But which do have definite (and far-Reaching) implications for the causal order of the physical universe, For it is assumed that a causal statement, Such as "fire causes heat" will be true if, And only if, The asserted physical bond between fire and heat instantiates the eternal and logically necessary relation of entailment between the instantiated forms, Fire, Heat
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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DOI 10.2307/2183829
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