Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Cartwright, Nancy
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Distribution Function I 156
Distribution function/Probability distribution/Cartwright: There is not real - false "which p.f. is in this room?". - correct: it only exists in the model. - That is, in real space, the vectors do not exist. - Another problem: the "billiard" model is true for simple, but not for complex situations. - Analogy/Billiards/Sellars: takes place at a higher level. - The relations between the properties are analogous, not the features themselves - E.g. laser and oscillator have no characteristics in common. - ((s) Even though the behavior described in part by the same equations.) - CartwrightVsSellars: the generality and validity without exception is only an illusion.

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

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