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Single Idea 9444

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 1. Laws of Nature]

Full Idea

The contenders for the logical form of a law statement are 1) a universally quantified conditional, 2) a second-order relation between first-order universals, 3) a functional equivalence, and 4) a dispositional characteristic of a natural kind.

Gist of Idea

There are four candidates for the logical form of law statements


Stephen Mumford (Laws in Nature [2004], 10.3)

Book Reference

Mumford,Stephen: 'Laws in Nature' [Routledge 2006], p.164