Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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A law of the ordinary mind is a simple general judgment that is right or wrong. E.g. The sun rises every day in the east. Here we have a real law, without condition, without restriction. on the other hand, e.g. the moon is always full. Here we have a wrong law.

This does not apply to physical laws; they are always symbolic. A symbol is not correct or wrong, but more or less well chosen. The logician would not understand if one asked whether a certain physical law is right or wrong.

Duh I
P. Duhem
Ziel und Struktur der physikalischen Theorien Hamburg 1998


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