Future Contingents

[Revised entry by Peter Øhrstrøm and Per Hasle on December 8, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Future contingents are contingent statements about the future - such as future
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[Revised entry by Peter Øhrstrøm and Per Hasle on December 8, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Future contingents are contingent statements about the future - such as future events, actions, states etc. To qualify as contingent the predicted event, state, action or whatever is at stake must neither be impossible nor inevitable. Statements such as "My mother shall go to London" or "There will be a sea-battle tomorrow" could serve as standard examples. What could be called the problem of future contingents concerns how to ascribe truth-values...

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