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What is a Law of Nature?

What is a Law of Nature?

by D. M. Armstrong


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ISBN-13: 9780521253437
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/17/1983
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Professor D. M. Armstrong (1926�014) was one of the leading philosophers of the twentieth century and is best known for his influential work in epistemology, metaphysics and philosophy of mind. He was Challis Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney until his retirement in 1992.

Table of Contents

Preface to this edition Marc Lange; 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); 5. Can the regularity theory be sophisticated?; 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.

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