The logical form of universal generalizations

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 83 (3):373 – 393 (2005)
Abstract
First order logic does not distinguish between different forms of universal generalization; in this paper I argue that lawlike and accidental generalizations (broadly construed) have a different logical form, and that this distinction is syntactically marked in English. I then consider the relevance of this broader conception of lawlikeness to the philosophy of science.
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