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Review: ‘The Software of the Universe’ by Mauro Dorato

The catchy title of Mauro Dorato’s The Software of the Universe (subtitled Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Laws of Nature) promises a new, accessible look at a subject that is central within analytic metaphysics of science and in the many strong parts of the book the reader will not be disappointed.


In sum, the book touches many interesting topics, some of which have seldom been covered by other works on laws. In this respect, Dorato certainly fills a gap in the discussion and I recommend the book to everyone working on laws who wishes to inquire into these issues—the history of the concept and the mathematical structure of laws—and look for a thought provoking starting point.

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