WHAT CAUSES CAUSE?
What Is Causality? What is an Explanation?
Pondering the nature of the concept of explanation is the first step in thinking. So you may say that there is nothing more important, nothing more human.
I have a solution. It is simplicity itself. I go for the obvious model:
Mathematics, logic, physics, and the rest of science give a strict definition of what causality, and an explanation is.
Through systems of axioms and theorems.
Some of the sub-systems therein have to do with logic (“Predicate Calculus”). They are found all over science and common sense (although they will not be necessarily present in systems of thought such as, say, poetry, or rhetoric).
WHEN A IMPLIES B, IN A LOGOS, ONE OUGHT TO SAY THAT A “CAUSES” B.
A and B are propositions. They do not have to be very precise.