Non-Fiction Books:

Metaphysics of Ceteris Paribus Laws

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Metaphysics of Ceteris Paribus Laws



Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Metaphysics of Ceteris Paribus Laws by Markus Schrenk
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order


Universality is not sufficient to distinguish laws of nature from accidental regularities. A multitude of additional defining features have been suggested. Yet, once it is acknowledged that exceptionless universality is not the only criterion for lawhood it is possible to start questioning whether it is necessary. Markus Schrenk's "The Metaphysics of Ceteris Paribus Laws" takes this bold step and it's provocative conclusion is that existing theories - especially David Lewis' and David Armstrong's - are, in fact, strong enough to guarantee lawhood even if there are instances that do not conform to the laws. Schrenk also advances two novel theories for special science ceteris paribus laws. His unorthodox exploration has the potential to stimulate a new debate about laws, lawhood and exceptions. This work has received the Award for Furthering Research in Ontology of the German Society for Analytic Philosophy (GAP).

Table of Contents

Introduction; Ceteris Paribus Laws; Real versus Pseudo Exceptions; Fundamental versus Non-fundamental Laws; Fundamental Laws: General Considerations; Fundamental Laws: David Lewis; Fundamental Laws: David Armstrong; Non-Fundamental Laws: General Considerations; Non-Fundamental Laws: Grounded Laws; Non-fundamental Laws: Emergent Laws; Conclusion; Index.
Release date NZ
January 15th, 2007
Country of Publication
ontos verlag
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 1,153 Banana Points