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The meta‐theoretic conception of laws

John T. Roberts

in The Law-Governed Universe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199557707
eISBN:
9780191721052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557707.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

According to the meta‐theoretic conception of laws of nature, the concept of a law of a scientific theory is prior to that of a law of nature. To be a law of a theory is not just to be called a law ... More


The Universal Law: Jurisprudence

Donald Phillip Verene

in Knowledge of Things Human and Divine: Vico's New Science and "Finnegans Wake"

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099584
eISBN:
9780300127935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099584.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the focus of Vico's later work, moral philosophy in its broadest sense, as a science of law, custom, and history, a science of the human world. The first step in this process ... More


Knowledge in general

Georges Dicker

in Locke on Knowledge and Reality: A Commentary on An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190662196
eISBN:
9780190662233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662196.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explains: (1) Locke’s definition of knowledge as idea-agreement; (2) his four species of knowledge— identity/diversity, relation, co-existence/necessary connection, real existence; (3) ... More


Dieter Grimm: Advocate of the Constitution

Dieter Grimm

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198845270
eISBN:
9780191880551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845270.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Dieter Grimm is one of Germany’s foremost scholars of constitutional law and theory with a high international reputation and an exceptional career. He teaches constitutional law at Humboldt ... More


Glimpses of a Scientific Style

Subrata Dasgupta

in It Began with Babbage: The Genesis of Computer Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199309412
eISBN:
9780197562857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199309412.003.0014
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

In august 1951, David Wheeler submitted a PhD dissertation titled Automatic Computing with the EDSAC to the faculty of mathematics (D. F. Hartley, personal ... More


V. S. Iyer, Śaṅkara’s Philosophy (1955)

Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

in Indian Philosophy in English: From Renaissance to Independence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199769261
eISBN:
9780190267605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769261.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents V. Subrahmania Iyer's 1955 essay, “Śankara's Philosophy,” in which he interprets Śankara's philosophical views. Iyer was Registrar of the University of Mysore, Diwan of ... More


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