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The Book of Evidence$
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Peter Achinstein

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195143898

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195143892.001.0001

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Two Paradoxes of Evidence: Ravens and Grue

Two Paradoxes of Evidence: Ravens and Grue

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(p.185) 9 Two Paradoxes of Evidence: Ravens and Grue
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The Book of Evidence
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Peter Achinstein (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195143892.003.0009

The concept of potential evidence defined in Ch. 8 is used to solve two powerful paradoxes of evidence: the ravens paradox, attributable to Carl G. Hempel, and the grue paradox, due to Nelson Goodman. The solutions offered are contrasted with those proposed by Hempel and Goodman themselves, and reasons are given for preferring the new solutions.

Keywords:   Goodman, grue, grue paradox, Hempel, paradox of evidence, potential evidence, ravens paradox

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