Chapter

The Whole Ball of Wax

Tim Maudlin

in The Metaphysics Within Physics

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780199218219
Published online May 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191711596 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218219.003.0007
 The Whole Ball of Wax

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This chapter examines the commonality in the preceding chapters. It is argued that the non-Humean package is an alternative account that runs into no logical, methodological, and or scientific objections. The non-Humean package is much closer to the intuitive picture of the world that we begin our investigations with. The fundamental asymmetry in the passage of time is inherent in our basic initial conception of the world, and the fundamental status of the laws of physics is implicit in physical practice.

Keywords: Hume; Lewis; causation; laws of nature; passage of time; non-Humean

Chapter.  6169 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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