Natural Laws in Scientific PracticeeBook - 2000
It is often presumed that the laws of nature have special significance for scientific reasoning. But the laws' distinctive roles have proven notoriously difficult to identify--leading some philosophers to question if they hold such roles at all. This study offers original accounts of the roles that natural laws play in connection with counterfactual conditionals, inductive projections, and scientific explanations, and of what the laws must be in order for them to be capable of playing these roles. Particular attention is given to laws of special sciences, levels of scientific explanation, natu.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2000
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 348 pages)