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Laws: A. Laws are rules created and enforced by governments to regulate behavior, protect people's rights, and promote order and justice in society. - B. Laws of nature are fundamental principles that describe how the universe works. They are universal and unchanging. - C. The status of laws in the individual sciences is controversial, since they may only describe regularities. See also Natural laws, Regularities, Principles.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Isaac Newton on Laws - Dictionary of Arguments

Kanitscheider I 116
NewtonVsKepler: wrong explanatory approach based on Aristotelian dynamics: Kepler's laws used by Newton as the starting hypothesis.
Newton: introduces new, abstract dynamic terms, which do not themselves refer to the observable movement of particle paths, but use invisible forces of the masses as the cause of the movement.
Î 117
Transition from empirical hypotheses to a closed theory.
, >Abstract terms, >Theoretical terms, >Theoretical entities, >Theory language.

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 [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

PhysNewton I
Isaac Newton
The Principia : Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy Berkeley 1999

Kanitsch I
B. Kanitscheider
Kosmologie Stuttgart 1991

Kanitsch II
B. Kanitscheider
Im Innern der Natur Darmstadt 1996

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