The Genesis of The Concept of Physical Law

@article{Zilsel1942TheGO,
  title={The Genesis of The Concept of Physical Law},
  author={Edgar Zilsel and Diederick Raven and Wolfgang Krohn and Robert S. Cohen},
  journal={The Philosophical Review},
  year={1942},
  volume={51},
  pages={96-122}
}
Investigation of physical laws is among the most important tasks of modern natural science. The naturalist observes recurrent associations of certain events or qualities. He is convinced that these regularities, observed in the past, will hold in the future as well, and he calls them “laws of nature”, especially if he has succeeded in expressing them by mathematical formulas. Knowledge of physical laws is of the greatest importance both to the theorist and to the engineer. Whoever knows a law… Expand
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