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Def Chance/Armstrong: = probability to t - objective opportunity: property of having a certain chance (higher-level property) - Ramsey/Mellor pro, Ramsey/MellorVsArmstrong: VsLaws of Nature as relation between universals - ArmstrongVsVs: "objective opportunities" ontologically questionable, universals avoid it
III 34 Chance: logical possibility in re (instead determinist law: necessarily de re) - these forces must be understood as bare powers: their nature seems to exhaust itself in their manifestation. I.e. they cannot be understood a posteriori as the result of an empirical study, as a categorical structure S_____________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.
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D. M. Armstrong
Dispositions, Tim Crane, London New York 1996
What is a Law of Nature? Cambridge 1983