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Typical Humean worlds have no laws

Lazarovici, Dustin (2020) Typical Humean worlds have no laws. [Preprint]

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The paper uses the concept of typicality to spell out an argument against Humean supervenience and the best system account of laws. It proves that, in a very general and robust sense, almost all possible Humean worlds have no Humean laws. They are worlds of irreducible complexity that do not allow for any systematization. After explaining typicality reasoning in general, the implications of this result for the metaphysics of laws are discussed in detail.


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Lazarovici, DustinDustin.Lazarovici@unil.ch0000-0002-1484-1172
Keywords: Humean Supervenience, Best System Account, Laws of Nature, Typicality
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Dr. Dustin Lazarovici
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2020 03:44
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2020 03:44
Item ID: 17469
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Physics
Date: 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17469

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