Ceterus Paribus Laws

Editors: Earman, John, Glymour, Clark, Mitchell, Sandra (Eds.)

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Natural and social sciences seem very often, though usually only implicitly, to hedge their laws by ceteris paribus clauses - a practice which is philosophically very hard to understand because such clauses seem to render the laws trivial and unfalsifiable. After early worries the issue is vigorously discussed in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of mind since ca. 15 years.
This volume collects the most prominent philosophers of science in the field and presents a lively, controversial, but well-integrated, highly original and up-to-date discussion of the issue. It will be the reference book in the coming years concerning ceteris paribus laws.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Ceteris Paribus Lost

    Earman, John (et al.)

    Pages 5-25

  • There is No Such Thing as a Ceteris Paribus Law

    Woodward, James

    Pages 27-52

  • Ceteris Paribus — An Inadequate Representation for Biological Contingency

    Mitchell, Sandra D.

    Pages 53-74

  • Ceteris Paribus Laws: Classification and Deconstruction

    Schurz, Gerhard

    Pages 75-96

  • Laws, Ceteris Paribus Conditions, and the Dynamics of Belief

    Spohn, Wolfgang

    Pages 97-118

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ceterus Paribus Laws
Editors
  • John Earman
  • Clark Glymour
  • Sandra Mitchell
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-1009-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-1009-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1020-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6173-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
III, 174
Additional Information
Reprinted from ERKENNTNIS, 57:3
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