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Ceterus Paribus Laws

  • John Earman
  • Clark Glymour
  • Sandra Mitchell

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About this book


Natural and social sciences seem very often, though usually only implicitly, to hedge their laws by ceteris paribus clauses - a practice which is philosophically very hard to understand because such clauses seem to render the laws trivial and unfalsifiable. After early worries the issue is vigorously discussed in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of mind since ca. 15 years.
This volume collects the most prominent philosophers of science in the field and presents a lively, controversial, but well-integrated, highly original and up-to-date discussion of the issue. It will be the reference book in the coming years concerning ceteris paribus laws.


mind philosophy of mind philosophy of science science semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • John Earman
    • 1
  • Clark Glymour
    • 2
  • Sandra Mitchell
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ceterus Paribus Laws
  • Editors John Earman
    Clark Glymour
    Sandra Mitchell
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-1020-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-6173-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-1009-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages III, 174
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Reprinted from ERKENNTNIS, 57:3
  • Topics Epistemology
    Philosophy of Mind
    Philosophy of Science
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