Universals of Law and of Fact
Ramsey, Frank Plumpton
Routledge & Kegan Paul
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Ramsey, F. P. (1978). Universals of Law and of Fact. [Manuscript]. http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/194721
This file contains a photograph of Ramsey's original manuscript, written in March 1928. It is republished in F. P. Ramsey: Philosophical Papers, edited by D. H. Mellor, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990, ch. 7A, pp. 140-4. A PDF file of the manuscript is made available here by permission of the University of Pittsburgh, who hold the copyright until it expires in 2028.
The article argues that universals of law, i.e. the laws of nature, are the general axioms of a deductive system of all knowledge, and their deductive consequences. Universals of fact are generalisations deducible from these together with particular facts.
Laws of nature
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