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Laws, modalities, and counterfactuals

Hans Reichenbach

Laws, modalities, and counterfactuals

by Hans Reichenbach

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Counterfactuals (Logic),
  • Modality (Logic),
  • Law (Philosophy)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementHans Reichenbach ; with a foreword by Wesley C. Salmon.
    SeriesStudies in the logic of science -- 4
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBC199.C66
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxliii, 140 p. ;
    Number of Pages140
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20773632M

    A Humean Account of Laws and Counterfactuals. Authors: Wilson, Fred Buy this book eBook ,69 Book Title Laws and other Worlds Book Subtitle A Humean Account of Laws and Counterfactuals Authors. Fred Wilson; Series Title The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science. With authoritative and original insights, Philosophy of Science: The Fundamentals explores some of the fundamental questions relating to metaphysics and the philosophy of science. Integrates metaphysics with the philosophy of science Provides a unique philosophical viewpoint Areas covered include classical particle mechanics, scientific physical modalities and the laws of nature, the.

    Laws of nature have long puzzled philosophers. What distinguishes laws from facts about the world that do not rise to the level of laws? How can laws be contingent and nevertheless necessary? In this brief, accessible study, Lange offers provocative and original answers to these questions. He argues that laws are distinguished by their necessity, which is grounded in primitive subjunctive. A Modest Proposal Concerning Laws, Counterfactuals, and Explanations 1. METHODOLOGICAL PROLEGOMENON Philosophical analyses may be pursued via a myriad of methods in service of as great a multitude of goals. Frequently the data upon which an analysis rests, and from which it receives its original inspiration, recount systematic.

    Counterfactual conditional. A counterfactual conditional (abbreviated CF), is a conditional with a false if-clause. The term "counterfactual conditional" was coined by Nelson Goodman in , extending Roderick Chisholm's () notion of a "contrary-to-fact conditional". LANGE AND LAWS, KINDS, AND COUNTERFACTUALS Forthcoming in Topics in Contemporary Philosophy volume 8: CarvingNature at its Joints (ed. Matthew Slater) Alexander Bird Abstract In this paper I examine and question Marc Lange’s account of laws, and his claim.


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Laws, Modalities, and Counterfactuals/Original Title Nomological Statements and Admissible Operations book. Read reviews from world’s largest community Ratings: 0. Laws, Modalities, and Counterfactuals/Original Title Nomological Statements and Admissible Operations (Studies in the Logic of Science, Vol 4) [Hans Reichenbach] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

LAWS, MODALITIES AND COUNTERFACTUALS to a variety of philosophical problems, some philosophers seemed to believe that the dream of Leibniz had come true.

Logical positivists and logical empiricists, for example, sought to emphasize their reliance upon logistic techniques in the very names with which they baptized their movements. It is to this set of perennial philosophical problems that Hans Reichenbach’s monograph — originally published under the title Nomological Statements and Admissible Operations, but reissued in under the title Laws, Modalities, and Counterfactuals — is addressed.

The new title has been adopted to provide the philosophical community with a clearer idea of the subject matter of the book Author: Wesley C. Salmon. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Carnap, R.: –, ‘Testability and Meaning’, Philos. Sci. 3, –; 4, 2–Reprinted (with corrigenda and additional bibliography) by the Graduate Author: Wesley C.

Salmon. Laws, modalities and counterfactuals. Wesley C. Salmon. Synthese 35 (2) () Similar books and articles. Reply to Ellis and to Handfield on Essentialism, Laws, and Counterfactuals. Marc Lange - - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 83 (4) Counterfactuals is David Lewis forceful presentation of and sustained argument for a particular view about propositions which express contrary to fact conditionals, including his famous defense of realism about possible worlds.

It divides roughly in two, with the first half (Parts I and II) devoted to certain puzzles which have their source in a misunderstanding of the more specific structure of the language in which we describe and explain natural phenomena; while the second half (Parts III and IV) Author: Wilfrid Sellars.

Counterfactuals. David Lewis's second book was Counterfactuals (a). Counterfactual conditionals were important to Lewis for several reasons. Most obviously, they are a distinctive part of natural language and it is philosophically interesting to figure out how they work.

But counterfactuals would play a large role in Lewis's metaphysics. 4 Lewis ; 5 Bennett ; 8 That’s the first part of this essay. The second part is an argument that we should reject the current dominant theory of counterfactuals – David Lewis’s theory 4 – in favor of a theory that holds the laws fixed.

I will be recommending the Simple theory once defended by Jonathan Bennett. 5 I do not claim that the Simple theory makes it easier to defend Author: Kadri Vihvelin.

Counterfactuals by David Lewis,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(98). LAWS AND COUNTERFACTUALS (c) that would have served equally well in such an argument.) And, indeed, 'supports its counterfactuals' is a fairly standard piece of terminology in discussions of the concept of a laws4 (Other, more or less equivalent, locutions are 'is convertible to counterfactual form', 'warrants inference to subjunctive con.

His current interests in the philosophy of science center on the analysis of natural laws and their role within scientific theories. His other work has included investigations into the connections between probability theory and the logic of conditionals, the epistemology Author: Edward Hall.

Inverse modalities have been used in temporal, epistemic and logic for concurrency. In [RS97] the authors discusses inverse temporal and epistemic modalities from a proof theoretic perspective.

This essay considers how counterfactuals should be evaluated on the assumption that determinism is true. It argues against Lewis's influential view that if anything had happened that did not actually happen, the actual laws of nature would have been false, and defends the competing view that history would have been different—but only microscopically different—all the way by: 9.

Standard philosophical accounts attempt to understand physical modality either in terms of special metaphysical entities and relationships (“relations between universals”, “powers”, “dispositions”) or in terms of the organization of non-modal information, as in Best Systems : James Woodward.

Counterfactuals is David Lewis' forceful presentation of and sustained argument for a particular view about propositions which express contrary to fact conditionals, including his famous defense of realism about possible : David K.

Lewis. ‘might’ counterfactuals and outer modalities 9 ANewSystem Given that the standard modal operators are definable from • and ^→, it’s natural to wonderFile Size: KB. or approximate truth supervenes on the fundamental physical laws and truths Some philosophers (e.g.

Lewis) think that causation can be analyzed in terms of counterfactuals (and other fundamental facts) while others think that an analysis of counterfactuals presupposes causation. The counterfactuals for increasing the score always change the race from black (coded with 1) to white (coded with 0) which shows a racial bias of the model.

The GPA is not changed in the counterfactuals, but LSAT is. The second example shows counterfactual explanations for predicted risk of diabetes.Books shelved as counterfactual: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick, Fatherland by Robert Harris, The Plot Against America by Philip Roth, The Missing: modalities.Counterfactuals is David Lewis' forceful presentation of and sustained argument for a particular view about propositions which express contrary to fact conditionals, including his famous defense of realism about possible : $