Nancy Cartwright on Laws, fundamental - Dictionary of Arguments
Explanation / description / Physics / Cartwright: in modern physics the phenomenological laws are considered descriptive, the fundamental laws are considered explanatory - problem: the explanatory power is lost in favor of the descriptive adequacy.
Nature / reality / laws / Natural Laws / Cartwright: without accepting God and a book of nature we have
no reason to assume that the phenomenological laws are derived from the fundamental laws.
Fundamental laws / Natural Laws / Cartwright: represent rather the relations between properties than between individuals - practice: for the engineer it is about objects instead of properties._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
How the laws of physics lie Oxford New York 1983
A Neglected Theory of Truth. Philosophical Essays, Cambridge/MA pp. 71-93
Theories of Truth, Paul Horwich, Aldershot 1994
Ontology and the theory of meaning Chicago 1954