Laws of Nature, Exceptions and Tropes

Abstract : I propose a realist theory of laws formulated in terms of tropes (or property instances) that avoids both the problems of the "best-systems-analysis" and the "inference problem" of realism of universals. I analyze the concept of an exceptional situation, characterized as a situation in which a particular object satisfies the antecedent but not the consequent of the regularity associated with a law, without thereby falsifying that law. To take this possibility into account, the properties linked by a law must be conceived as dispositional and not necessarily manifest.
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Philosophia Scientiae, Paris; Editions Kime; [2014], 2003, 7 (2), pp.189-219
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Max Kistler. Laws of Nature, Exceptions and Tropes. Philosophia Scientiae, Paris; Editions Kime; [2014], 2003, 7 (2), pp.189-219. 〈ijn_00000537〉

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