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Ceteris Paribus Laws and Minutis Rectis Laws

Fenton-Glynn, L; (2016) Ceteris Paribus Laws and Minutis Rectis Laws. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research , 93 (2) pp. 274-305. 10.1111/phpr.12277. Green open access

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Abstract

Special science generalizations admit of exceptions. Among the class of non-exceptionless special sciencegeneralizations, I distinguish (what I will call) minutis rectis (mr) generalizations from the more familiarcategory of ceteris paribus (cp) generalizations. I argue that the challenges involved in showing that mrgeneralizations can play the law role are underappreciated, and quite different from those involved inshowing that cp generalizations can do so. I outline a strategy for meeting the challenges posed by mrgeneralizations

Type: Article
Title: Ceteris Paribus Laws and Minutis Rectis Laws
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/phpr.12277
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/phpr.12277
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, LLC. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Philosophy
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1473470
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