Erkenntnis 68 (2):187-190 (2008)

Gabriele Contessa
Carleton University
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.
Keywords Philosophy   Logic   Ethics   Ontology   Epistemology   Philosophy
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s10670-007-9085-7
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 50,447
External links

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

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Nomic Inversion And The Contingency Of Laws.Simon Bostock - 2005 - Philosophical Writings 30 (3).
Empirical Progress and Nomic Truth Approximation Revisited.Theo Kuipers - 2014 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 46:64-72.
Miracles.Paul Fitzgerald - 1985 - Philosophical Forum 17 (1):48 - 64.
Nomic Necessity for Platonists.Matthew Tugby - 2013 - Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 2 (4):324-331.
Representation and the Imperfect Ideal.Charles Wallis - 1994 - Philosophy of Science 61 (3):407-28.
Only Powers Can Confer Dispositions.Gabriele Contessa - 2015 - Philosophical Quarterly 65 (259):160-176.
Things Change: So Whither Sustainability?Stan Godlovitch - 1998 - Environmental Ethics 20 (3):291-304.
An Equational Axiomatization of Dynamic Negation and Relational Composition.Marco Hollenberg - 1997 - Journal of Logic, Language and Information 6 (4):381-401.


Added to PP index

Total views
62 ( #148,317 of 2,326,398 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #644,397 of 2,326,398 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes