Fulvio Di Blasi points to the contradictions in which incur those who seek to deny the principle of causality.
For Those Who Want to Walk out of the Window.
Is it possible to deny the principle of causality? As a matter of fact, if causality were not an objective reality we could not even move and act in the world around us. The principle of causality can be denied in words but not in deeds. But there is more! The principle of causality is also implicit in all reasoning we do. Therefore, it is logically impossible even to deny it in words, because in order to do so we should use consistently the very principle we intend to deny: which is a contradiction.
The principle of causality is demonstrated “by way of refutation” because it is implicit in the premises of any reasoning. Anyone who wants to reason cannot do without it.
DR. FULVIO DI BLASI IS AN INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED SCHOLAR IN THE FIELD OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY, NATURAL LAW THEORY, AND THOMISTIC PHILOSOPHY. HE IS FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF THE THOMAS INTERNATIONAL PROJECT, PRESIDENT OF THE THOMAS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION IN ITALY, AND DIRECTOR OF THE THOMAS INTERNATIONAL CENTER IN RALEIGH, NC.