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Lawlike (see laws of nature). A nomological dangler is a lawlike connection that appears as a brute contingency, not explained by other elements within a scientific theory. The term is associated with the philosopher Herbert Feigl and commonly applied to the philosophy of mind, where for instance the connection between perceived colour and other properties of incident light may seem brute and inexplicable, even if regular or lawlike.

Subjects: Philosophy.


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