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Unformatted text preview: b. laws What makes an accidental different from a real universal? An accidental universal deals with a finite scope and a limited set of objects. It is rather a finite conjunction of particular facts by the very meaning of the terms involved. What makes a law? S is law like if and only if 0. S is in a universal conditional form 1. S is essentially not limited in scope 2. S does not essentially refer to some specific object 3. S does not essentially refer to some specific spatial / temporal location The above works quite well but tends to be over kill. It can rule out some paradigm laws, such as Kepler's laws of planetary motion....
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course PHI 365 taught by Professor Spector during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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