Universals of Law and of Fact

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Ramsey, Frank Plumpton 

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.


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.

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