Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Contingency, philosophy: Contingency is not synonymous with randomness, but expresses that an existing fact could have been different. Its counterpart is necessity. See also coincidence, necessity, necessity de re.

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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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Rechnen/Physik/Natur/Genz: dass die Naturgesetze unsere Rechenmöglichkeiten bestimmen, bedeutet nicht, dass sie selbst durch diese beschrieben werden können. Denn die physikalischen Beschränkungen sind kontingent.


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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.

Gz I
H. Genz
Gedankenexperimente Weinheim 1999

Gz II
Henning Genz
Wie die Naturgesetze Wirklichkeit schaffen. Über Physik und Realität München 2002


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-23