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Laws of nature

Author: Walter R Ott; Lydia Patton
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Twelve brand-new essays by an international team of leading philosophers examine central questions on the laws of nature, such as: what is the origin of the concept of a law of nature? How much does it owe to theology and metaphysics? And, are there exceptions to the laws of nature?
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Laws of nature.
[Place of publication not identified] : Oxford University Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1006717339
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter R Ott; Lydia Patton
ISBN: 9780191063718 0191063711 9780191809057 0191809055
OCLC Number: 1036986472
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Institutions and assumptions in the debate over laws of nature / Walter Ott and Lydia Patton --
Early modern roots of the philosophical concept of a law of nature / Helen Hattab --
Laws of nature and the divine order of things / Mary Domski --
LegesSive Natura / Walter Ott --
Laws and powers int he frame of nature / Stathis Psillos --
Laws and ideal unity / Angela Breitenbach --
Becoming humean / John W. Carroll --
A perspectivalist better best sytem account of lawhood / Michela Massimi --
Laws / James Woodward --
How the explanations of natural laws make some reducible physical properties natural and explanatorily powerful / Marc Lange --
Laws and their exceptions / Stephen Mumford --
Are laws of nature consistent with contingency? / Nancy Cartwright and Pedro Merlussi.
Responsibility: edited by Walter Ott and Lydia Patton.

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