Popper on Necessity and Natural Laws

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Popper on Necessity and Natural Laws
Author Gino Tarozzi
Published 2006
Publisher Rubbettino Industrie Grafiche ed Editoriali

During his philosophical career Karl Popper sought to characterize natural laws alternately as strictly universal and as 'naturally' or 'physically' necessary statements. In this paper we argue that neither characterization does what Popper claimed and sketch a reconstruction of his views that avoids some of their major drawbacks.