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Sufficient reason and reason enough

Romero, Gustavo E. (2016) Sufficient reason and reason enough. Foundations of Science, 21. pp. 455-460. ISSN 1233-1821

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Abstract

I offer an analysis of the Principle of Sufficient Reason and its rel-
evancy for the scientific endeavour. I submit that the world is not, and cannot
be, rational -- only some brained beings are. The Principle of Sufficient Reason
is not a necessary truth nor a physical law. It is just a guiding metanomolog-
ical hypothesis justified a posteriori by its success in helping us to unveil the
mechanisms that operate in Nature.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
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Romero, Gustavo E.gustavo.esteban.romero@gmail.com
Keywords: Ontology - physics - explanation - causality
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Gustavo E. Romero
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2018 16:14
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2018 16:14
Item ID: 14294
Journal or Publication Title: Foundations of Science
Publisher: Springer
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10699-015-9418-y
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Physics
Date: 2016
Page Range: pp. 455-460
Volume: 21
ISSN: 1233-1821
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14294

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