more from Quentin Meillassoux

Single Idea 19671

[catalogued under 10. Modality / B. Possibility / 7. Chance]

Full Idea

The very notion of chance is only conceivable on condition that there are unalterable physical laws.

Gist of Idea

The idea of chance relies on unalterable physical laws


Quentin Meillassoux (After Finitude; the necessity of contingency [2006], 4)

Book Reference

Meillassoux: 'After Finitude: the necessity of contingency', ed/tr. Brassier,R [Bloomsbury 2008], p.99

A Reaction

Laws might be contingent, even though they never alter. Chance in horse racing relies on the stability of whole institution of horse racing.