2011 年 34 巻 p. 49-64
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.