Laws of Nature
By (author) John W. Carroll
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Laws of Nature by John W. Carroll
Book DescriptionJohn Carroll undertakes a careful philosophical examination of laws of nature, causation, and other related topics. He argues that laws of nature are not susceptible to the sort of philosophical treatment preferred by empiricists. Indeed he shows that emperically pure matters of fact need not even determine what the laws are. Similar, even stronger, conclusions are drawn about causation. Replacing the traditional view of laws and causation requiring some kind of foundational legitimacy, the author argues that these phenomena are inextricably intertwined with everything else. This distinctively clear and detailed discussion of what it is to be a law will be valuable to a broad swathe of philosophers in metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521064132
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John W. Carroll
Introduction to Metaphysics, Hardback (April 2010)
Discusses and invites students to reflect on topics such as causation, freedom and determinism, laws of nature, and material objects.
Laws of Nature, Hardback (February 1994)» View all books by John W. Carroll
John Carroll undertakes a careful philosophical examination of laws of nature, causation, and other related topics.
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