Single Idea 15727

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

Full Idea

Physics aspires to give an inventory of natural properties.

Gist of Idea

Physics aims for a list of natural properties


David Lewis (New work for a theory of universals [1983], 'Dup,Sup,Div')

Book Reference

'Properties', ed/tr. Mellor,D.H. /Oliver,A [OUP 1997], p.203

A Reaction

The sort of beautifully simple remark by which philosophers ought to earn a good living in the intellectual community. Come on physicists - this is all we want! Presumably the inventory will include an account of how they all work.