Definition of second cause in English:

second cause

Syllabification: sec·ond cause

noun

Logic
  • A cause that is itself caused.
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    • Finally, if second causes were real causes they would be sufficient to produce their effects.
    • And while he may work through second causes, He is not subject to those second causes.
    • Naturally, delegation arising from the third cause is passed off as arising from the first and second causes.

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