symmetry, as a key to theory, though not in the sense that laws were. (c) Statement of biographical fact ‘It seems likely to Bas van Fraassen that it will rain’. Laws and Symmetry (Clarendon Paperbacks) [Bas C. van Fraassen] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Metaphysicians speak of laws of. Bas C. van Fraassen, Laws and Symmetry, Oxford University Press. , Ch. 8: What If There Are No Laws? A Manifesto (p. ).
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Laws vna Symmetry is one of the best works in philosophy of science this century. In a pioneering discussion he also shows that symmetry considerations cannot provide that ‘something more’ philosophers demand of laws.
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