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A Solution to Goodman's Paradox

Franceschi, Paul (2001) A Solution to Goodman's Paradox. [Preprint]

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In the classical version of Goodman's paradox, the universe where the problem takes place is ambiguous. The conditions of induction being accurately described, I define then a framework of n-universes, allowing the distinction, among the criteria of a given n-universe, between constants and variables. Within this framework, I distinguish between two versions of the problem, respectively taking place: (i) in an n-universe the variables of which are colour and time; (ii) in an n-universe the variables of which are colour, time and space. Finally, I show that each of these versions admits a specific resolution.


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Franceschi, Paul
Keywords: Goodman's paradox, grue paradox, gue, induction, confirmation
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Depositing User: Paul Franceschi
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2002
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:10
Item ID: 602
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/602

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