Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Armstrong, D.M.
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Facts III 144 f
Negative Facts/Negative States: harmless: if certain speed, then no other speed at the same time - but already implied -> derived laws - III 147 better neg prop than neg laws: otherwise laws not instantiated - neg facts: have a neg prop - But only as caused, not causal -> derived laws
II 149
General Fact(s)/Russell/Armstrong: All quantification needs "general facts" as true makers -(Armstrong pro) - Armstrong: i.e. also a Regth needs general facts - Martin: nothing in the concept of "gen facts" helps to distinguish real laws from mere GF - Armstrong: dito - Gen Facts/Armstrong: do not involve universals either - we have to go behind the general facts, since they do not involve a direct connection of types - II 150 Lewis: if they are approved, they regulate the world by prohibiting certain additional states
II 175
"General Fact"/Russell/Martin: no law, mere conjunction, aggregate, etc. But: Point: Unexceptionality: can also be general fact (still not a law)
II 181
General Fact/Entirety: Martin: Problem: negative facts - solution/Martin: the general term "what-and-how-something-exists" is of the first level ((s) not a summary of lower level entities) - "what exists" has subdivisions on the same level - subdivisions should have the same level as the entirety - then no need for a "general fact" ( order, level)

AR II = Disp
D. M. Armstrong

Dispositions, Tim Crane, London New York 1996

D. Armstrong
What is a Law of Nature? Cambridge 1983

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-27