You are not currently logged in.
Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:
If You Use a Screen ReaderThis content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
The Bounds of Law: Universality in Science
PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association
Vol. 1984, Volume One: Contributed Papers (1984), pp. 95-101
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/192330
Page Count: 7
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Preview not available
Giving attention both to the history of modern science and to current work in the natural sciences, the importance of requiring that natural laws be treated as universal with respect to space and time is discussed critically. It is concluded that the view that such a requirement be taken as a definitional criterion characterizing laws of nature--or science itself--is not justified, and that the deductive advantages of universality can be preserved with local laws using scope limitations or sortal techniques.
PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association © 1984 The University of Chicago Press