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Law/Rorty: E.g. Had there been a few more neutrons, the mitochondria would not have survived. Could you procure us an emerald flower, so we would have exactly the right green. From such heteronomous statements we cannot make laws. (> Goodman).
Nomologicity: a true non-nomological generalization such as "All the coins in my pocket are silver" does not allow the counterfactual claim "if this penny was in my pocket, then it would be silver."
On the other hand, a true nomological generalization such as "All ravens are black", allows the counterfactual claim "If this bird was a raven, then it would be black."
"Strict laws"/(Davidson)/Rorty: are an exception in nature.
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