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Single Idea 3527

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 7. Strictness of Laws]

Full Idea

'Strict' laws of nature contain no ceteris paribus clauses ('all things being equal'), and are part of a closed system (so that whatever affects the system must be included within the system).

Gist of Idea

Strict laws allow no exceptions and are part of a closed system


Keith T. Maslin (Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind [2001], 7.5)

Book Reference

Maslin,Keith: 'An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind' [Polity 2001], p.201