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Better Best Systems and the Issue of CP-Laws

Schrenk, Markus (2014) Better Best Systems and the Issue of CP-Laws. [Preprint]

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Abstract

This paper combines two ideas:
(i) That the Lewisian best system analysis of lawhood (BSA) can cope with laws that have exceptions (cf. Braddon-Mitchell 2001, Schrenk 2007).
(ii) That a BSA can be executed not only on the mosaic of perfectly natural properties but also on any set of special science properties (cf., inter alia, Schrenk 2007 & 2008, Cohen & Callender 2009 & 2010).
Bringing together (i) and (ii) results in an analysis of special science ceteris paribus laws.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Schrenk, Markusmarkus.schrenk@ccc.oxon.org
Additional Information: Forthcoming in Erkenntnis 2014
Keywords: ceteris paribus, better best system, Lewis
Subjects: General Issues > Laws of Nature
Depositing User: Prof. Markus Schrenk
Date Deposited: 13 May 2014 16:42
Last Modified: 13 May 2014 16:42
Item ID: 10674
Subjects: General Issues > Laws of Nature
Date: 2014
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10674

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