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[catalogued under 14. Science / B. Scientific Theories / 1. Scientific Theory]

Full Idea

Since there are three different dimensions of generality into which every law of nature is generalised, there can be no one system of logic which will govern inference to or from every law of every kind.

Gist of Idea

Since there are three different dimensions for generalising laws, no one system of logic can cover them

Source

Rom Harr (Laws of Nature [1993], 3)

Book Reference

Harr,Rom: 'Laws of Nature' [Duckworth 1993], p.78


A Reaction

This is aimed at the covering-law approach, which actually aims to output observations as logical inferences from laws. Wrong.