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So conceived, laws are exceptionless, but Mumford is careful to point out that they are not thereby about unfailing regularities: given that powers can be thwarted, laws are about dispositional modalities that do not require exceptionless regularities.
For example, as I illustrate below, Green argues that AAVE NIs are used to make a very strong, exceptionless statement.
138-61); 2) in consonant-stem nouns there is a strong (exceptionless?) pattern by which those spelled in the dative-locative singular with logogram plus -i (e.g., KI-i 'earth') point to desinential accent and a long final /-i:/ (cf.
(86) To that end, a few laws are moral absolutes, or exceptionless norms.
(36) Leiter, "Moral Facts and Best Explanations." Majors misunderstands the problem Leiter raises, taking it to be "that no moral generalization will be exceptionless" ("Moral Explanation in the Special Sciences," 150).
(10) The difference just described also identifies the modes of applicability of the norm, with metanorms being universal, impersonal, and basically exceptionless. (11) Perfectionist norms, by contrast, which include the virtue of justice and which exercise practical wisdom, tend to be general, personal, and subject to judgment.
While there may be a few counter-examples to ATU in the strong sense, in the weak sense it is virtually exceptionless.
There is a strong tradition against the existence of laws in biology (cf., e.g., Smart 1963, Beatty 1995, Rosenberg 2001), and in this line mechanisms would provide further examples; the main arguments are based, as in the above quote, on the failure of universality, and also of exceptionlessness, since in biology regularities are not universal and exceptionless but domain-restricted and with exceptions.
Thus, at the same time he was defending autonomy against heteronomy, Kant was also trying to save exceptionless moral norms.
they are comparatively true, not because they are exceptionless.
courts apply a set of nearly exceptionless categorical rules on when an
International law continues to expand the circle of universal, exceptionless prohibitions, beginning with genocide and reaching out to torture.