Laws, Causes, and Invariance

Publication Year:
2011
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8654
Author(s):
Woodward, James
preprint description
This paper explores some issues having to do with the ways in which we reason about and obtain evidence for causal claims and claims about laws in scientific contexts. I focus particularly on under-determination problems, best system accounts of laws, claims about Humean supervenience, and the connection between laws and invariance