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Urbach on the Laws of Nature

Hitchcock, Christopher (1992) Urbach on the Laws of Nature. Analysis, 52 (2). pp. 61-64. ISSN 0003-2638. doi:10.2307/3328271.

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[Introduction] Peter Urbach [4] has put forward a subjectivist account of laws of nature. He takes as his point of departure the following two observations: (1) one of the primary tasks of an account of the laws of nature is to explain the intuitive difference between law-like and merely accidental regularities; and (2) one of the most noteworthy differences between the two is that law-like regularities do, while accidental regularities do not, support subjunctive conditionals.

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Additional Information:© 1992 Oxford University Press on behalf of The Analysis Committee. I would like to thank John Earman, Laura Ruetsche, and David Sandborg for helpful comments.
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Official Citation:Urbach on the Laws of Nature Christopher Hitchcock Analysis, Vol. 52, No. 2 (Apr., 1992), pp. 61-64 Published by: Oxford University Press on behalf of The Analysis Committee Article DOI: 10.2307/3328271 Article Stable URL:
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