Single Idea 17681

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 5. Laws from Universals]

Full Idea

There is an utterly natural idea that the laws of nature link properties with properties.

Gist of Idea

The laws of nature link properties with properties


David M. Armstrong (What is a Law of Nature? [1983], 06.3)

Book Reference

Armstrong,D.M.: 'What is a Law of Nature?' [CUP 1985], p.85

A Reaction

Put it this way: given that properties are expressions of invariant powers, the interaction of two properties will (ceteris paribus) be invariant, and laws are just invariances in natural behaviour.