Note: I'm translating the vocabulary from Spanish so there may be some erroneous terms. If so, please edit them.
In Causality: the place of the causal principle in modern science by Mario Bunge, the author asks, in section 1.1.2, of what kind is the category of (a) causation: is it a type of interdependency and thus has an ontological condition? or is causation a purely epistemological category that, if it exists at all, exists only in the description of our experience?
By now I have a few questions: by "ontological condition" of the category (of causation) does the author mean that a) causation phenomena are an objective truth, not just something we are making up to describe the world or b) causation is a kind of object on its own independent of every other object?
A few pages later, in section 1.2.2, it is said that if determination has a gnoseologic character then it is because it has an ontological support but, given the meanings of causation and determination that the author is using, causations are a subclass of determinations and thus if causation has a gnoseologic character then it is because it has an ontological support
Can someone clarify the situation?