|Prediction, philosophy: statements about the future are about the conditions under which one is willing to give them credibility. Among other things, this is an assessment of the methods used. See also regularity, causality, reliability, reliability theory, explanation, projectability, induction, deduction, certainty, methods, future, extrapolation, statistics, probability, natural laws, truth values._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
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Prediction/Forecast/to predict/prognosis/MillikanVsQuine/Millikan: we map the world to inhabit it, not to predict it. If predictions are useful, yet not of the experiences on our nerve endings.
Confirmation/Prediction/Millikan: a perception judgement implies especially itself. E.g. if I want to verify that this container holds a liter, I do not have to be able to predict that the individual edges have a certain length.
That is, I do not have to predict certain sense data._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
R. G. Millikan
Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories: New Foundations for Realism Cambridge 1987