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Natural Laws in Scientific Practice

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Natural Laws in Scientific Practice by Marc Lange
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It is often presumed that the laws of nature have special significance for scientific reasoning. But the laws' distinctive roles have proven notoriously difficult to identify-leading some philosophers to question if they hold such roles at all. This study offers original accounts of the roles that natural laws play in connection with counterfactual conditionals, inductive projections, and scientific explanations, and of what the laws must be in order for them to be capable of playing these roles. Particular attention is given to laws of special sciences, levels of scientific explanation, natural kinds, ceteris-paribus clauses, and physically necessary non-laws.
Release date Australia
June 1st, 2007
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Oxford University Press Inc
Pages
352
Dimensions
156x234x20
ISBN-13
9780195331332
Product ID
1808579

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