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Laws, Causes, and Invariance

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

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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
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Woodward, JamesJfw@pitt.edu
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 13:25
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2011 13:25
Item ID: 8654
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8654

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