Single Idea 9409

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 4. Regularities / b. Best system theory]

Full Idea

The Mill-Ramsey-Lewis theory takes laws to be axioms (or theorems) of the best possible systematizations of the world's total history, where such a history is a history of events or facts.

Gist of Idea

Laws are the best axiomatization of the total history of world events or facts


report of David Lewis (Psychophysical and theoretical identifications [1972]) by Stephen Mumford - Laws in Nature 1.3

Book Reference

Mumford,Stephen: 'Laws in Nature' [Routledge 2006], p.9