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B1 General problems of methodology and scientific reasoning A Defense of Ceteris Paribus Laws
Published: 04 July 2010 by MDPI in The 4th International Conference on the Foundations of Information Science session FIS 2010
Abstract: Earman et al raise several objections to the Ceteris Paribus laws. In this paper, I argued that CP clauses could be ineliminable even with scientific terminology, and that it is also possible to test the contraposition of a CP law, therefore the law itself. Earman's account of differential equations may violate his MRL view of laws of nature. Again, Earman's view of laws of nature may be inconsistent with his supervenience thesis.