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I Was Right!

Boran Berčić orcid id ; Department of Philosophy at the Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Sveučilišna avenija 4, HR-51000 Rijeka, Croatia

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 238 Kb

str. 209-225

preuzimanja: 339



In this article author discusses the problem of the future contingents. He wants to show that the same problem holds for a number of related cases like decisions, promises, beginnings, birth dates, moral luck, post-mortal harms, etc. The focus of the article is on the question of when and how statements about the future acquire their truth values. Author argues that truth is a relational property that statements acquire when the events that they talk about occur. For this reason, the meanings of statements like I was right! or I knew! should not be taken at their face value but rather reinterpreted according to the proposed theory. Also, several other accounts are criticised and rejected: causal determinism, thin red line, eternalism and realism about the future.

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Cambridge change, determinism, fatalism, future contingents, intrinsic properties, moral luck, open future, realism about the future, relational properties, sea battle.

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