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Single Idea 9415

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 4. Regularities / a. Regularity theory]

Full Idea

While it might be true that for all x, if Ax then Bx, would we really want to count it as a genuine regularity in nature if only five things were A (and all five were also B)?

Gist of Idea

Would it count as a regularity if the only five As were also B?


Stephen Mumford (Laws in Nature [2004], 03.3)

Book Reference

Mumford,Stephen: 'Laws in Nature' [Routledge 2006], p.39