Nelson Goodman

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Henry Nelson Goodman. (1906 - 1998). American philosopher, known for his work on counterfactuals, mereology, the problem of induction, irrealism, and aesthetics.

Key Ideas

  • Irrealism.
  • Mereology.
  • New riddle of induction. Grue.
  • Goodman–Leonard calculus of individuals.
  • Counterfactual conditional.
  • Goodman's method.
  • Languages of art.

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