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A Solution to Goodman's Paradox

Franceschi, Paul (2001) A Solution to Goodman's Paradox. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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English translation of a paper intially publisdhed in French in Dialogue under the title 'Une solution pour le paradoxe de Goodman'. 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.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Goodman's paradox, induction, grue, grue paradox
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
ID Code:2176
Deposited By:Franceschi, Paul
Deposited On:12 Apr 2002
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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