Laws of nature
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Where to begin? I’ll take three books from my shelves. First, now nearly forty years old, a little book of television lectures by the great physicist Richard Feynman, The Character of Physical Law. He talks about the laws of motion, the inverse square law of gravitation, conservation laws, symmetry principles and the various ways these all hang together. Feynman obviously takes it that it is a prime aim of science to discover such laws. But what are laws? He writes – and this is about his one and only shot at a characterization at the level of abstraction that we might think of as philosophical –.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Bas C. Van Fraassen (1989). Laws and Symmetry. Oxford University Press.
Marc Lange (2009). Laws and Lawmakers: Science, Metaphysics, and the Laws of Nature. Oxford University Press.
Nancy Cartwright (1997). Models: The Blueprints for Laws. Philosophy of Science 64 (4):303.
John F. Halpin (2003). Scientific Law: A Perspectival Account. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 58 (2):137 - 168.
Charles de Secondat Montesquieu (1751/2005). The Spirit of Laws. Lawbook Exchange.
David Hodgson (2001). Constraint, Empowerment, and Guidance: A Conjectural Classification of Laws of Nature. Philosophy 76 (3):341-370.
Destutt de Tracy & Antoine Louis Claude (1811/2006). A Commentary and Review of Montesquieu's Spirit of Laws: Prepared for Press From the Original. Lawbook Exchange.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads45 ( #44,993 of 1,689,225 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?