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Single Idea 9417

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

Full Idea

What are the fewest general propositions from which all the uniformities which exist in the universe might be deductively inferred?

Gist of Idea

What are the fewest propositions from which all natural uniformities could be inferred?


John Stuart Mill (System of Logic [1843], 3.4.1)

Book Reference

Mill,John Stuart: 'System of Logic (9th ed, 2 vols)' [Longmans, Green etc 1875], p.366

A Reaction

This is the germ of the Mill-Ramsey-Lewis view.