Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Cartwright, Nancy
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Natural Laws I 3
Natural Laws/Truth// Cartwright: thesis: the truly explanatory (theoretical) laws of physics do not tell us the truth.
I 21
Laws of nature / Cartwright: two ways: a) Association / Hume: e.g. the equations of physics: whenever force acts on an object, the acceleration f / m - b) causal laws: E.g. Smoking causes cancer.

Hacking I 56
Laws of nature / Nancy Cartwright: deceptive, only phenomenological laws > possibility of truth - but it is possible that we know about causally effective communication. - I 70 laws do not reflect facts and do not evoke anything. - ((s) > Ryle). CartwrightVsHume: the regularities are features of the processes by which we theorize - per Entity -Realism VsTheory-Realism.

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

Hack I
I. Hacking
Einf├╝hrung in die Philosophie der Naturwissenschaften Stuttgart 1996

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-24