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What Breathers Fire into the Equations

Loewer, Barry (2021) What Breathers Fire into the Equations. UNSPECIFIED.

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In this paper I will describe an account of the metaphysics of fundamental laws and fundamental properties I call “the Package Deal Account (PDA)” that is a descendent of Lewis’ BSA but differs from it in a number of significant ways. The most significant is that unlike Lewis’ BSA, the PDA does not depend on the existence of the metaphysically elite fundamental properties/quantities that Lewis calls “perfectly natural” properties/quantities that are at the basis of his account. It replaces Lewis’ account with an account on which fundamental properties and entities are not metaphysically prior to the laws but on which they and laws are co-equal elements of a package. The PDA earns its Humean credentials by maintaining that laws systematize the distribution of property instantiations and supervene on them.

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Item Type: Other
Loewer, Barry
Keywords: Laws, Humean, Package Deal Account
Subjects: General Issues > Laws of Nature
Depositing User: Dr. Barry Loewer
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2021 03:44
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2021 03:44
Item ID: 19446
Subjects: General Issues > Laws of Nature
Date: 14 August 2021

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