Ideas from 'Dispositional Essentialism and the Laws of Nature' by Barbara Vetter [2012], by Theme Structure

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26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 8. Scientific Essentialism / c. Essence and laws
Laws are relations of kinds, quantities and qualities, supervening on the essences of a domain
                        Full Idea: The laws of a domain are the fundamental, general explanatory relationships between kinds, quantities, and qualities of that domain, that supervene upon the essential natures of those things.
                        From: Barbara Vetter (Dispositional Essentialism and the Laws of Nature [2012], 9.3)
                        A reaction: Hm. How small can the domain be? Can it embrace the multiverse? Supervenience is a rather weak relationship. How about 'are necessitated/entailed by'? Are the relationships supposed to do the explaining? I would have thought the natures did that.