quotes tagged with 'causality'

What would be the consequences of such a perversion? ... In the first place, it would efface from everybody's conscience the distinction between justice and injustice. No society can exist unless the laws are respected to a certain degree, but the safest way to make them respected is to make them respectable. When law and morality are in contradiction to each other, the citizen finds himself in the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense, or of losing his respect for the law—two evils of equal magnitude, between which it would be difficult to choose.
Author: Frederic Bastiat, Source: The Law, p. 54Saved by cboyack in society choice morality law respect justice causality 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
In a world without causality and regularity of phenomena there would be no field for human reasoning and human action. Such a world would be a chaos in which man would be at a loss to find any orientation and guidance.
Author: Ludwig Von Mises, Source: Human Action, Vol. 1, p. 22Saved by cboyack in agency action choice chaos causality 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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