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ABSTRACT. Cartwright maintains that the fundamental laws of physics are true in only idealized counterfactual situations; the fundamental laws of physics cannot provide covering law explanations. The success of experimental science vindicate local, context-specific models, rather than general theories. Many data models are used to get beyond theory to better represent physical systems. The actual content of our scientific knowledge does not lie in fundamental laws and theories but in phenomenological laws.

 

Written by CAMELIA-SIMONA DRAGAN
 
 
 

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