Cambridge Studies in Philosophy: Laws of Nature

Cambridge Studies in Philosophy: Laws of Nature

by John W. Carroll

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 05/06/2008

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John Carroll undertakes a careful philosophical examination of laws of nature, causation, and other related topics. He argues that laws of nature are not susceptible to the sort of philosophical treatment preferred by empiricists. Indeed he shows that emperically pure matters of fact need not even determine what the laws are. Similar, even stronger, conclusions are drawn about causation. Replacing the traditional view of laws and causation requiring some kind of foundational legitimacy, the author argues that these phenomena are inextricably intertwined with everything else. This distinctively clear and detailed discussion of what it is to be a law will be valuable to a broad swathe of philosophers in metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of science.
ISBN:
9780521064132
9780521064132
Category:
Social & political philosophy
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
05-06-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
216
Dimensions (mm):
216x140x13mm
Weight:
0.28kg

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