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Expansion for Natural Theory

875 1. Philosophy
542 2. Reason
573 3. Truth
763 4. Formal Logic
1163 5. Theory of Logic
1137 6. Mathematics
918 7. Existence
825 8. Modes of Existence
1472 9. Objects
766 10. Modality
394 11. Knowledge Aims
625 12. Knowledge Sources
583 13. Knowledge Criteria
624 14. Science
470 15. Nature of Minds
412 16. Persons
473 17. Mind and Body
695 18. Thought
763 19. Language
209 20. Action
193 21. Aesthetics
712 22. Metaethics
807 23. Ethics
174 24. Applied Ethics
958 25. Society

933 26. Natural Theory
A. Speculations on Nature
27 1. Nature
44 2. Natural Purpose
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
29 c. Ancient elements
38 d. Atomism
7 e. Ultimate substances
7 f. The unlimited
16 g. The One
10 7. Later Matter Theories a. Early Modern matter
7 b. Corpuscles
7 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
44 1. Laws of Nature
7 2. Types of Laws
6 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
10 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

566 27. Natural Reality
387 28. God
256 29. Religion