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The theoretical study of metaphysical, logical, divine, or human laws.

[Greek nomos, law; see nem- in Indo-European roots + -logy.]

nom′o·log′ic (nŏm′ə-lŏj′ĭk, nō′mə-), nom′o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
nom′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
no·mol′o·gist n.
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1. (Law) the science of law and law-making
2. the branch of science concerned with the formulation of laws explaining natural phenomena
noˈmologist n
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(noʊˈmɒl ə dʒi)

1. the science dealing with physical laws.
2. the science dealing with the laws of the mind.
nom•o•log•i•cal (ˌnɒm əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌnoʊ mə-) adj.
no•mol′o•gist, n.
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the science of law. — nomologist, n. — nomological, adj.
See also: Law
the science of the laws of the mind. — nomologist, n.nomological, adj.
See also: Thinking
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The study of laws and lawmaking.
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"By taking the totality of beings and making it dependant upon the synthetic accomplishments of the subject, Kant downgrades the cosmos into the object domain of the nomological natural sciences" (Habermas 1996 [1992], 407), where nomology is the human treatise upon--read: logocentric representation of--laws and their interpretation.
In this context, Grunbaum first argues against what he considers the prima facie most persuasive of the traditional "first cause" cosmological arguments for the existence of God as creator of the universe ex nihilo', second, against theistic explanations of cosmic nomology; third, against the compatibility of divine creation with physical energy conservation in Big Bang cosmology and the physics of steady-state theories; and finally, against Swinburne's attempt to show, via Bayes's theorem, that the existence of God is more probable than not.
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He starts from "pure nomology," which is very close to Kant's moral law, and considers the supreme law or principle of ethics.