Single Idea 9424

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

Full Idea

Since the best system view is a coherence theory, the possibility could not be ruled out that a number of different systematizations of the same history might be tied for first place as equally best.

Gist of Idea

A number of systematizations might tie as the best and most coherent system


comment on David Lewis (Psychophysical and theoretical identifications [1972]) by Stephen Mumford - Laws in Nature 3.5

Book Reference

Mumford,Stephen: 'Laws in Nature' [Routledge 2006], p.45

A Reaction

[Mumord cites Armstrong 1983:70] Personally I am a fan of coherence theories, and this problem doesn't bother me.