The Dawdler’s Philosophy

E39: We Don’t Need No Stinking Badges - Whitehead on Laws of Nature

November 16, 2019

Metaphysical outlaws?  Does our universe operate according to some set or other of fixed, eternal rules?  Enforced by whom/what?  Could these "laws" themselves "evolve"?  This week the Dawdlers consider some lawlike generalizations from Alfred North Whitehead's book Adventures of Ideas where he presents a quadruple of suggestions for how "laws" might function metaphysically, and how various influential thinkers have developed this concept family historically.  

 

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