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The Metaphysics Within Physics$
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Tim Maudlin

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199218219

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218219.001.0001

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The Whole Ball of Wax

The Whole Ball of Wax

(p.170) 6 The Whole Ball of Wax
The Metaphysics Within Physics

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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

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