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Single Idea 9431

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

Full Idea

Pure regularities are not nearly as common as might have been thought, and are usually only to be found in simplified or idealized conditions.

Gist of Idea

Pure regularities are rare, usually only found in idealized conditions


Stephen Mumford (Laws in Nature [2004], 05.3)

Book Reference

Mumford,Stephen: 'Laws in Nature' [Routledge 2006], p.70

A Reaction

[He cites Nancy Cartwright 1999 for this view]