|Laws of Nature, philosophy: laws of nature (physical laws) are descriptions of dependencies of physical quantities among each other. From the fact that these are descriptions, it follows that these are no regulations in the sense of e.g. legal regulations. N. Goodman suggests in “Fact, Fiction and Forecast” (1954) that natural laws should be formulated in the form of irreal conditional sentences (also known as counterfactual conditionals); If A were the case, B would have been the case._____________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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Natural Law / NG / error / Dennett: a calculator that for some reason sometimes spits wrong numbers would still obey the natural laws.
Natural Law / Laws / Explanation/ Dennett: Biology / Evolution: instead of natural laws we canexplain a lot with a lack of opportunity - e.g. Dollos Law: Theee is no reason why evolutionary trends should not be reversible - DennettVs: this is a statistical stetement, not a law._____________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.
Darwins gefährliches Erbe Hamburg 1997
Spielarten des Geistes Gütersloh 1999