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What is a law of nature?

Author: D M Armstrong
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [1985], ©1983.
Series: Cambridge studies in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D M Armstrong
ISBN: 052131481X 9780521314817 0521253438 9780521253437
OCLC Number: 13000790
Description: x, 180 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Part I. A Critique of the Regularity Theory: 1. Introductory; 2. Critique of the regularity theory (1): the problem of accidental uniformities; 3. Critique of the regularity theory (2); 4. Critique of the regularity theory (3); Part II. Laws of Nature as Relations Between Universals: 6. Laws of nature as relations between universals; 7. Functional laws; 8. Unsubstantiated laws; 9. Probabilistic laws; 10. Further considerations concerning the form of laws; 11. Are the laws of nature necessary or contingent?; Conclusions; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in philosophy.
Responsibility: D.M. Armstrong.

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