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Laws: An Invariance- Based Account

Woodward, James (2018) Laws: An Invariance- Based Account. [Preprint]

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This paper defends an invariance-based account of laws of nature: Laws are generalizations that remain invariant (stable, robust) under various sorts of changes. Alternatively, laws are generalizations that exhibit a certain kind of independence from background conditions.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Woodward, Jamesjfw@pitt.edu
Additional Information: This paper appeared in Ott and Patton (eds) Laws of Nature, Oxford University Press. 2018
Keywords: Laws of nature, Invariance
Subjects: General Issues > Laws of Nature
Depositing User: Jim Woodward
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2018 20:34
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2018 20:34
Item ID: 15470
Subjects: General Issues > Laws of Nature
Date: January 2018
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15470

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