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Best‐System Approaches

Gordon Belot

in Geometric Possibility

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199595327
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729157 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595327.003.0004
Best‐System Approaches

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This chapter examines a variety of modal relationalism that is analogous to the Humean best‐system account of laws of nature. It is argued that best‐system accounts face daunting difficulties: they have intuitively implausible consequences and rely on empirically unsupported psychological presuppositions.

Keywords: substantivalismtionalism; modality; laws of nature; best‐system approaches

Chapter.  9951 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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