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Ceteris Paribus Laws and Minutis Rectis Laws

Fenton-Glynn, Luke (2014) Ceteris Paribus Laws and Minutis Rectis Laws. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

Special science generalizations admit of exceptions. Among the class of non-exceptionless special science generalizations, I distinguish (what I will call) minutis rectis (mr) generalizations from the more familiar category of ceteris paribus (cp) generalizations. I argue that the challenges involved in showing that mr generalizations can play the law role are underappreciated, and quite different from those involved in showing that cp generalizations can do so. I outline some potential strategies for meeting the challenges posed by mr generalizations.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
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Fenton-Glynn, Lukel.glynn@ucl.ac.uk
Keywords: Ceteris paribus laws; laws of nature; special sciences; thermodynamics; statistical mechanics; ecology
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Ecology/Conservation
General Issues > Laws of Nature
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Depositing User: Dr. Luke Fenton-Glynn
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2014 15:18
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2014 15:18
Item ID: 10941
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Ecology/Conservation
General Issues > Laws of Nature
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Date: 10 August 2014
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10941

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