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Natural Laws in Scientific Practice (Paperback)

Author: Lange, Marc

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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.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Mfg Part# 9780195331332
SKU 204320070
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0195331338
Release Date 5/7/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0352
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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