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Fact, Fiction, and Forecast

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$22.00 • £17.95 • €20.00

ISBN 9780674290716

Publication Date: 03/07/1983

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160 pages

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  • Foreword to the Fourth Edition, by Hilary Putnam
  • Introductory Notes
    • Introduction to the First Edition, 1954
    • Note to the Third Edition, 1973
    • Note to the Fourth Edition, 1983
  • Predicament (1946)
    • I. The Problem of Counterfactual Conditionals
      • 1. The Problem in General
      • 2. The Problem of Relevant Conditions
      • 3. The Problem of Law
  • Project (1953)
    • II. The Passing of the Possible
      • 1. Foreword: On the Philosophic Conscience
      • 2. Counterfactuals
      • 3. Dispositions
      • 4. Possibles
      • 5. The Passing
    • III. The New Riddle of Induction
      • 1. The Old Problem of Induction
      • 2. Dissolution of the Old Problem
      • 3. The Constructive Task of Confirmation Theory
      • 4. The New Riddle of Induction
      • 5. The Pervasive Problem of Projection
    • IV. Prospects for a Theory of Projection
      • 1. A New Look at the Problem
      • 2. Actual Projections
      • 3. Resolution of Conflicts
      • 4. Presumptive Projectibility
      • 5. Comparative Projectibility
      • 6. Survey and Speculations
  • Index

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