Bunge, Mario Foundations and Philosophy of Science Unit, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Four types of laws
- Basic and derived laws
- Additional Reading
A highly ambiguous term that designates four different concepts: (1) objective pattern (or natural regularity), (2) formula purporting to represent an objective pattern, (3) law-based rule (or uniform procedure), and (4) principle concerning any of the preceding. To avoid confusion, these concepts will be called laws of types 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively.
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