Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Law/Rorty: E.g. Had there been a few more neutrons, the mitochondria would not have survived. Could you procure us an emerald flower, so we would have exactly the right green. From such heteronomous statements we cannot make laws. (> Goodman).
II 58
Nomologicity: a true non-nomological generalization such as "All the coins in my pocket are silver" does not allow the counterfactual claim "if this penny was in my pocket, then it would be silver."
II 58
On the other hand, a true nomological generalization such as "All ravens are black", allows the counterfactual claim "If this bird was a raven, then it would be black."
VI 210
"Strict laws"/(Davidson)/Rorty: are an exception in nature.

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.

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000

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