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Nelson Goodman

(1906—1998)

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Goodman's paradox

Goodman's paradox  

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 ...
type and token

type and token  

In the study of texts, the ratio of the number of different words, called types, to the total number of words, called tokens. For example, in a particular text, the number of different words may be ...

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