Property talk:P1542

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Descriptioneffect of this cause; inverse of has cause (P828). See Help:Modeling_causes for examples and discussion.
Representseffect (Q926230), cause (Q2574811)
Data typeItem
DomainNone. Often but not always events or processes. See examples and discussion. (note: this should be moved to the property statements)
Allowed valuesany item (note: this should be moved to the property statements)
Example
According to statements in the property:
mercury (Q925)mercury poisoning (Q408089)
American Civil War (Q8676)Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (Q175613)
Plasmodium malariae (Q133969)malaria (Q12156)
wheat (Q15645384)gluten-related disorder (Q1367782)
outsourcing (Q61515)decline of Detroit (Q14804602)
When possible, data should only be stored as statements
Tracking: usageCategory:Pages using Wikidata property P1542 (Q26250098)
See alsoimmediate cause of (P1536), product or material produced (P1056), end cause (P1534), contributing factor of (P1537)
Lists
Proposal discussionProposal discussion
Current uses2,905
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Setting domain to instances of events is too restrictive[edit]

I've removed the template that set the domain of this property to instances of event. Much talk of causation does not construe its relata as events. Requiring (or inferring) the subjects of this property to be events would result in awkward formalisms.

This position has precedent (emphasis mine):

According to the philosophy researcher Jaegwon Kim (Kim 1993), any discussion of causation implies an ontological framework of entities among which causal relations are to hold, and also "an accompanying logical and semantical framework in which these entities can be talked about". He argues that the entities that represent either causes or effects are often events, but also conditions, states, phenomena, processes, and sometimes even facts, and that coherent causal talk is possible only within a coherent ontological framework of such states of affairs.
— Roxana Girju, Dan Moldovan (2002), Text Mining for Causal Relations

See also Help:Modeling_causes#Issues. Emw (talk) 12:37, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Doesn't have effect[edit]

See Wikidata:Property proposal/does not have effect. --- Jura 09:54, 7 August 2019 (UTC)