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North Texas Objectivist Society (NTOS) Message Board › Metaphysics: The Law of Causality -- "You can't eat your cake before

Metaphysics: The Law of Causality -- "You can't eat your cake before you have it!"

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OldToad
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… The law of causality is the law of identity applied to action. All actions are caused by entities. The nature of an action is caused and determined by the nature of the entities that act; a thing cannot act in contradiction to its nature. An action not caused by an entity would be caused by a zero, which would mean a zero controlling a thing, a non-entity controlling an entity, the non-existent ruling the existent ….

"The law of identity does not permit you to have your cake and eat it, too. The law of causality does not permit you to eat your cake before you have it. …

—Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, "This Is John Galt Speaking.”
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