back to areas     |     expand all areas     |     Click on an area to expand it    |      Idea totals are in red.

Expansion for Natural Theory

995 1. Philosophy
601 2. Reason
597 3. Truth
779 4. Formal Logic
1217 5. Theory of Logic
1165 6. Mathematics
1005 7. Existence
851 8. Modes of Existence
1512 9. Objects
785 10. Modality
460 11. Knowledge Aims
672 12. Knowledge Sources
611 13. Knowledge Criteria
670 14. Science
508 15. Nature of Minds
454 16. Persons
479 17. Mind and Body
746 18. Thought
813 19. Language
227 20. Action
231 21. Aesthetics
828 22. Metaethics
892 23. Ethics
191 24. Applied Ethics
1141 25. Society

960 26. Natural Theory
A. Speculations on Nature
33 1. Nature
11 2. Natural Purpose a. Final purpose
17 b. Limited purposes
14 c. Purpose denied
8 3. Natural Function
13 4. Mathematical Nature
13 5. Infinite in Nature
11 6. Early Matter Theories a. Greek matter
11 b. Prime matter
10 c. Ultimate substances
7 d. The unlimited
20 e. The One
28 f. Ancient elements
40 g. Atomism
10 7. Later Matter Theories a. Early Modern matter
7 b. Corpuscles
8 c. Matter as extension
B. Natural Kinds
20 1. Natural Kinds
9 2. Defining Kinds
9 3. Knowing Kinds
13 4. Source of Kinds
13 5. Reference to Natural Kinds
7 6. Necessity of Kinds
12 7. Critique of Kinds
C. Causation
25 1. Causation
21 2. Types of cause
5 3. Final causes
26 4. Naturalised causation
19 5. Direction of causation
5 6. Causation as primitive
18 7. Eliminating causation
11 8. Particular Causation a. Observation of causation
40 b. Causal relata
19 c. Conditions of causation
14 d. Selecting the cause
10 e. Probabilistic causation
23 9. General Causation a. Constant conjunction
22 b. Nomological causation
34 c. Counterfactual causation
30 d. Causal necessity
D. Laws of Nature
36 1. Laws of Nature
11 2. Types of Laws
8 3. Laws and Generalities
40 4. Regularities a. Regularity theory
17 b. Best system theory
13 5. Laws from Universals
6 6. Laws as Numerical
11 7. Strictness of Laws
37 8. Scientific Essentialism a. Scientific essentialism
26 b. Scientific necessity
20 c. Essence and laws
15 d. Knowing essences
17 e. Anti scientific essentialism
10 9. Counterfactual Claims
4 10. Closure of Physics
23 11. Against Laws of Nature

593 27. Natural Reality
403 28. God
277 29. Religion