Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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General Term: a word that does not single out individuals, but sets of objects which are determined by characteristics - contrast singular term. There are problems in relation to universals and reference.
 
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Allg Term/Cartwright: only general terms can be cause and effect - Names of particulars can not be an expression of cause or effect - correct: aspirin eliminates headache - but a certain aspirin may fail.

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N. Cartwright
How the laws of physics lie Oxford New York 1983


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-29