Laws and Lawmakers Science, Metaphysics, and the Laws of Nature

Oxford University Press (2009)

Marc Lange
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Laws form counterfactually stable sets -- Natural necessity -- Three payoffs of my account -- A world of subjunctives.
Keywords Philosophy of nature  Physical laws  Philosophy and science
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Call number BD581.L255 2009
ISBN(s) 9780195328141   0195328140   9780195328134
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