- イギリス哲学研究 (ISSN:03877450)
- vol.34, pp.49-64, 2011-03-20 (Released:2018-03-30)
In this paper I will discuss the laws of nature according to Humeʼs philosophy, and the problem of accidental regularities which arises. I aim to show, through a fresh interpretation of his theory, that in fact, he was able solve the problem of accidental regularities. To begin with, I will clarify the problem of accidental regularities and criticize the Tom Beauchamp and Alexander Rosenberg interpretation. Then, I will explain the way in which their interpretation fails to solve the problem. Finally, I will give my interpretation, making it possible to distinguish between lawlike and accidental regularities in Humeʼs theory.