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Determinism, physical possibility, and laws of nature

Gyenis, Balazs (2020) Determinism, physical possibility, and laws of nature. Foundations of Physics, 50 (6). 568 - 581. ISSN 0015-9018

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s10701-020-00320-0


We call attention to different formulations of how physical laws relate to what is physically possible in the philosophical literature, and argue that it may be the case that determinism fails under one formulation but reigns under the other. Whether this is so depends on our view on the nature of laws, and may also depend on the inter-theoretical relationships among our best physical theories, or so shall we argue.

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Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2020 10:06
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 02:57

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