Single Idea 9426

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 11. Against Laws of Nature]

Full Idea

The world is a vast mosaic of local matters of particular fact, just one little thing and then another.

Gist of Idea

The world is just a vast mosaic of little matters of local particular fact


David Lewis (Introduction to Philosophical Papers II [1986])

Book Reference

Lewis,David: 'Philosophical Papers Vol.2' [OUP 1986], p.-10

A Reaction

Basing laws on this picture is what Lewis calls 'Humean Supervenience'.