Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Cartwright, Nancy
 
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Laws, fundamental I 3
Explanation / description / Physics / Cartwright: in modern physics the phenomenological laws are considered descriptive, the fundamental laws are considered explanatory - problem: the explanatory power is lost in favor of the descriptive adequacy.
I 102
Nature / reality / laws / Natural Laws / Cartwright: without accepting God and a book of nature we have
no reason to assume that the phenomenological laws are derived from the fundamental laws.
I 112
Fundamental laws / Natural Laws / Cartwright: represent rather the relations between properties than between individuals - practice: for the engineer it is about objects instead of properties.

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N. Cartwright
How the laws of physics lie Oxford New York 1983


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