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Single Idea 9443

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 9. General Causation / d. Causal necessity]

Full Idea

If laws do not give the world necessity, what does? I argue the positive case for it being properties, and properties alone, that do the job (so we might call them 'modal properties').

Gist of Idea

It is only properties which are the source of necessity in the world


Stephen Mumford (Laws in Nature [2004], 10.1)

Book Reference

Mumford,Stephen: 'Laws in Nature' [Routledge 2006], p.161