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Laws, Causes, and Invariance

Woodward, James (2011) Laws, Causes, and Invariance. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    This paper explores some issues having to do with the ways in which we reason about and obtain evidence for causal claims and claims about laws in scientific contexts. I focus particularly on under-determination problems, best system accounts of laws, claims about Humean supervenience, and the connection between laws and invariance


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Invariance, Humean supervenience, best system accounts of laws
    Subjects: General Issues > Causation
    General Issues > Explanation
    General Issues > Laws of Nature
    Depositing User: Jim Woodward
    Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2011 09:25
    Last Modified: 05 Jun 2011 09:25
    Item ID: 8654
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8654

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