The Grue Bleen Paradox - Winfrid Trenkler - Schwingungen Radio Auf CD Nr. 80 - 01/2002 (CD)

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The Grue Bleen Paradox - Winfrid Trenkler - Schwingungen Radio Auf CD Nr. 80 - 01/2002 (CD)

 · grue-bleen paradox. A paradox, or logic riddle, by Nelson Goodman. The story is told of Martian s who maintain that the color of emerald s is in fact " grue," which means " green until January 1, and blue thereafter." Note that this paradox predates the year by several decades, so you should really read this as any date conveniently.

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 : Peter Achinstein.

 · A paradox of induction (1). Suppose that someone notes that all emeralds that have ever been observed are green, and argues inductively to conclude that all emeralds are green. Now suppose we define grue as the property of being green up to time t (say, the beginning of the year ) and blue thereafter. All our inductive evidence supports the conclusion that all emeralds are grue just as.

This chapter develops the points made in the previous chapter, focusing on the most difficult of all the problems facing Darwin's theory: the development of consciousness itself from unintentional and unconscious matter. This is the primary paradox of the Darwinian argument. The chapter reads Darwin's ideas and language against Oscar Wilde's critical-comic dialogue, The Decay of Lying, and Estimated Reading Time: 1 min.

 · A paradox is a statement or problem that either appears to produce two entirely contradictory (yet possible) outcomes, or provides proof for Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins.

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