Medieval Theories of Future Contingents

[Revised entry by Simo Knuuttila on October 22, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The philosophical debate concerning the truth-value of singular statements about future contingents
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[Revised entry by Simo Knuuttila on October 22, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The philosophical debate concerning the truth-value of singular statements about future contingents derives from Chapter 9 of Aristotle's treatise De interpretatione (Peri hermeneias). In Chapters 7 - 8, Aristotle deals with the contradictory pairs of assertoric statements which divide truth and falsity so that one is true and the other is false. In Chapter 9 he raises the question of whether this holds for all assertoric...

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