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Expansion for Natural Theory

909 1. Philosophy
553 2. Reason
578 3. Truth
768 4. Formal Logic
1184 5. Theory of Logic
1146 6. Mathematics
937 7. Existence
846 8. Modes of Existence
1493 9. Objects
771 10. Modality
399 11. Knowledge Aims
636 12. Knowledge Sources
602 13. Knowledge Criteria
629 14. Science
473 15. Nature of Minds
424 16. Persons
474 17. Mind and Body
713 18. Thought
767 19. Language
210 20. Action
196 21. Aesthetics
725 22. Metaethics
824 23. Ethics
179 24. Applied Ethics
986 25. Society

934 26. Natural Theory
A. Speculations on Nature
27 1. Nature
11 2. Natural Purpose a. Final purpose
18 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
16 e. The One
28 f. Ancient elements
38 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
19 2. Types of cause
5 3. Final causes
23 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
35 b. Causal relata
19 c. Conditions of causation
13 d. Selecting the cause
10 e. Probabilistic causation
23 9. General Causation a. Constant conjunction
22 b. Nomological causation
31 c. Counterfactual causation
29 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

585 27. Natural Reality
393 28. God
268 29. Religion