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Does Science Need Laws of Nature?

Rani Lill Anjum and Stephen Mumford

in Causation in Science and the Methods of Scientific Discovery

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198733669
eISBN:
9780191798030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733669.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

There is a view that as well as causation, science invokes general laws of nature. In one account, the universe is law-governed, but it is not clear whether this is to be understood literally or not. ... More


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