Better Best Systems : Too Good To Be True

Cite This

Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

BACKMANN, Marius, Alexander REUTLINGER, 2014. Better Best Systems : Too Good To Be True. In: Dialectica. 68(3), pp. 375-390. ISSN 0012-2017. eISSN 1746-8361. Available under: doi: 10.1111/1746-8361.12070

@article{Backmann2014Bette-31773, title={Better Best Systems : Too Good To Be True}, year={2014}, doi={10.1111/1746-8361.12070}, number={3}, volume={68}, issn={0012-2017}, journal={Dialectica}, pages={375--390}, author={Backmann, Marius and Reutlinger, Alexander} }

<rdf:RDF xmlns:dcterms="" xmlns:dc="" xmlns:rdf="" xmlns:bibo="" xmlns:dspace="" xmlns:foaf="" xmlns:void="" xmlns:xsd="" > <rdf:Description rdf:about=""> <dspace:isPartOfCollection rdf:resource=""/> <dc:date rdf:datatype="">2015-09-18T09:40:21Z</dc:date> <dcterms:isPartOf rdf:resource=""/> <dcterms:available rdf:datatype="">2015-09-18T09:40:21Z</dcterms:available> <dc:creator>Reutlinger, Alexander</dc:creator> <foaf:homepage rdf:resource="http://localhost:8080/jspui"/> <bibo:uri rdf:resource=""/> <dcterms:issued>2014</dcterms:issued> <dcterms:title>Better Best Systems : Too Good To Be True</dcterms:title> <void:sparqlEndpoint rdf:resource="http://localhost/fuseki/dspace/sparql"/> <dcterms:abstract xml:lang="eng">Craig Callender, Jonathan Cohen and Markus Schrenk have recently argued for an amended version of the best system account of laws – the better best system account (BBSA). This account of lawhood is supposed to account for laws in the special sciences, among other desiderata. Unlike David Lewis's original best system account of laws, the BBSA does not rely on a privileged class of natural predicates, in terms of which the best system is formulated. According to the BBSA, a contingently true generalization is a law of a special science S iff the generalization is an axiom (or a theorem) of the best system relative to the set of predicates used by special science S. We argue that the BBSA is, at best, an incomplete theory of special science laws, as it does not account for typical features of special science laws, such as attached ceteris paribus conditions and the idealized character of law statements in these disciplines.</dcterms:abstract> <dc:contributor>Reutlinger, Alexander</dc:contributor> <dc:creator>Backmann, Marius</dc:creator> <dc:language>eng</dc:language> <dc:contributor>Backmann, Marius</dc:contributor> </rdf:Description> </rdf:RDF>

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Search KOPS


My Account