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Single Idea 9422

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 4. Regularities / b. Best system theory]

Full Idea

If the world really does have its own nomological structure, that a systematization merely describes, why are the laws not to be equated with the nomological structure itself, rather than with the system that describes it?

Gist of Idea

If the best system describes a nomological system, the laws are in nature, not in the description


Stephen Mumford (Laws in Nature [2004], 03.4)

Book Reference

Mumford,Stephen: 'Laws in Nature' [Routledge 2006], p.44