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

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Gabriele Contessa
Carleton University
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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 10.1007/s10670-007-9085-7
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