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Nature's principles

Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, cop. 2005.
Series: Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science, volume 4
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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One of the most basic problems in the philosophy of science involves determining the extent to which nature is governed by laws. Traditionally, the problem of the unity of science was intimately  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 1402032579 9781402032578
OCLC Number: 470455770
Notes: Notes bibliogr.
Description: 1 vol. (XII-292 p.) : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface. Contributing Authors. Introduction; Jan Faye, Paul Needham, Uwe Scheffer and Max Urchs. Why are (most) laws of nature mathematical?; Mauro Dorato. How Nature Makes Sense; Jan Faye. Cartwright and Nowak on Laws and Explanation; Igor Hanzel. The Explanatory Virtues of Probabilistic Causal Laws; Henrik Hallsten. The Nature of Natural Laws; Lars-Goeran Johansson. How the Ceteris Paribus Laws of Physics Lie; Geert Keil. Necessary Laws; Max Kistler. Laws of Nature - A Skeptical View; Uwe Meixner. The laws' properties; Johannes Persson. Laws of Nature versus System Laws; Gerhard Schurz. Psychologism, Universality and the Use of Logic; Werner Stelzner. Index.
Series Title: Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science, volume 4
Responsibility: edited by Jan Faye ... [et al.].
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