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 Natural Laws - Philosophy Dictionary of Arguments
Laws of Nature, philosophy: laws of nature (physical laws) are descriptions of dependencies of physical quantities among each other. From the fact that these are descriptions, it follows that these are no regulations in the sense of e.g. legal regulations. N. Goodman suggests in “Fact, Fiction and Forecast” (1954) that natural laws should be formulated in the form of irreal conditional sentences (also known as counterfactual conditionals); If A were the case, B would have been the case. See also counterfactual conditionals, irreal conditionals, laws, lawlikeness, law statements.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Aristotle Natural Laws   Aristotle
Armstrong, David M. Natural Laws   Armstrong, David M.
Barrow, John D. Natural Laws   Barrow, John D.
Bigelow, John Natural Laws   Bigelow, John
Carnap, Rudolf Natural Laws   Carnap, Rudolf
Cartwright, Nancy Natural Laws   Cartwright, Nancy
Dennett, Daniel Natural Laws   Dennett, Daniel
Genz, Hennig Natural Laws   Genz, Hennig
Hacking, Ian Natural Laws   Hacking, Ian
Heidegger, Martin Natural Laws   Heidegger, Martin
Kant, Immanuel Natural Laws   Kant, Immanuel
Kuhn, Thomas S. Natural Laws   Kuhn, Thomas S.
Lewis, David K. Natural Laws   Lewis, David K.
Lyell, Charles Natural Laws   Lyell, Charles
Maturana, Humberto Natural Laws   Maturana, Humberto
Millikan, Ruth Natural Laws   Millikan, Ruth
Pinker, Steven Natural Laws   Pinker, Steven
Place, Ullin Thomas Natural Laws   Place, Ullin Thomas
Popper, Karl Natural Laws   Popper, Karl
Ryle, Gilbert Natural Laws   Ryle, Gilbert
Schlick, Moritz Natural Laws   Schlick, Moritz
Schopenhauer, Arthur Natural Laws   Schopenhauer, Arthur
Schurz, Gerhard Natural Laws   Schurz, Gerhard
Spinoza, Baruch Natural Laws   Spinoza, Baruch
Swinburne, Richard Natural Laws   Swinburne, Richard
Wheeler, John Archibald Natural Laws   Wheeler, John Archibald
Wittgenstein, Ludwig Natural Laws   Wittgenstein, Ludwig

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