Ceteris Paribus Laws and Minutis Rectis Laws


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Luke Fenton-Glynn
University College London
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Special science generalizations admit of exceptions. Among the class of non-exceptionless special science generalizations, I distinguish minutis rectis generalizations from the more familiar category of ceteris paribus generalizations. I argue that the challenges involved in showing that mr generalizations can play the law role are underappreciated, and quite different from those involved in showing that cp generalizations can do so. I outline a strategy for meeting the challenges posed by mr generalizations.
Keywords Ceteris Paribus Laws  Statistical Mechanics  Ecology  Logistic Equation  Special Sciences  Laws of Nature
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DOI 10.1111/phpr.12277
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