Commentary on Jaegwon Kim, "Laws, Causation, and Explanation in the Special Sciences"

History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 27 (3/4):339 - 344 (2005)
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In the present commentary on Jaegwon Kim's Laws, Causation, and Explanation in the Special Sciences, I first give a short summary of the global problem. In a second step, I go on to sum up and comment on the three arguments which Kim gives to the disadvantage of 'strict' special-science laws. In so doing, I shall focus on the question whether ceteris paribus laws can still apply in special sciences

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