A note on the nomic possibility of a dynamic shift

Erkenntnis 68 (2):187 - 190 (2008)
In this note, I argue that a dynamically shifted world—i.e. a world identical to our own except for a fixed constant difference in the absolute acceleration of each object—is nomically impossible in a Newtonian world populated by finitely many objects. A dynamic shift however seems to be nomically possible in a world populated by infinitely many objects, but only in a broad sense of nomic possibility.
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DOI 10.2307/40267475
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