Fact, Fiction, And Forecast by Nelson Goodman

This philosophical work explores the problem of induction, the process by which we make predictions about future events based on past experiences. The author introduces the concept of "grue," a term used to challenge traditional notions of scientific hypothesis and to question the validity of our inductive inferences. Through a series of thought experiments and logical analyses, the book examines how we can distinguish between what is genuinely lawlike in nature and mere coincidental regularity. It delves into the foundations of logic, the structure of language, and the nature of scientific reasoning, offering a critical perspective on how we understand and forecast the world around us.

The 4127th greatest book of all time


Published
1955
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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