Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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.
 
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I 137/8
Natural Law / NG / error / Dennett: a calculator that for some reason sometimes spits wrong numbers would still obey the natural laws.
I 165
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.

Den I
D. Dennett
Darwins gefährliches Erbe Hamburg 1997

Den II
D. Dennett
Spielarten des Geistes Gütersloh 1999


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-30