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Readings on Laws of Nature

Readings on Laws of Nature

by John W. Carroll

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 27/08/2004

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As a subject of inquiry, laws of nature exist in the overlap between metaphysics and the philosophy of science. Over the past three decades, this area of study has become increasingly central to the philosophy of science. It also has relevance to a variety of topics in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and epistemology. Readings on Laws of Nature is the first anthology to offer a contemporary history of the problem of laws. The book is organized around three key issues: the matter of distinguishing laws from mere correlations, questions concerning inductive reasoning and laws, and the consideration of whether there are any true laws in science. Designed for class use, the anthology covers a remarkably broad range of views and concerns, and consists exclusively of articles that have proved highly influential in the field. Readings on Laws of Nature will also serve as a valuable research and reference tool for philosophers who do not specialize in the subject, but who have occasion to examine concepts relating to the laws of nature in their own work.
ISBN:
9780822958529
9780822958529
Category:
Philosophy
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
27-08-2004
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x16mm
Weight:
0.42kg

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