Moreno wrote:I have tried to get a sense of the context, but perhaps I missed something. 'being a bachelor' and 'being an unmarried male' are not two phenomena/things. They are two descriptions of the same 'thing'. Any connection of these two terms is analytic.
The point appears to be that James idea of causation is analytic or describing the situation.
James Moreno wrote:A causes B posits two things/events, and as James points out, looking at them as events one comes before the other in time - generally with sufficient regularity to support claims of causation - unless, for example, they have a common cause, and really it is correlation. Amongst other issues that can get in there
Yes, and the problem becomes that we do not know that there are two events instead of one, or multiple events. This becomes the problem with such a situation. But this "looking at them as..." appears to be trying to get analytic move in there.