Philosophical Studies 160 (1):115-137 (2012)

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Barry Loewer
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
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Among the most important questions in the metaphysics of science are "What are the natures of fundamental laws and chances?" and "What grounds the direction of time?" My aim in this paper is to examine some connections between these questions, discuss two approaches to answering them and argue in favor of one. Along the way I will raise and comment on a number of issues concerning the relationship between physics and metaphysics and consequences for the subject matter and methodology of metaphysics
Keywords Laws  Chance  Time’s arrows  Humeanism  David Lewis  David Albert  Tim Maudlin
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