|Born||Henry Nelson Goodman
August 7, 1906
|Died||November 25, 1998
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Logic, induction, counterfactuals, mereology, aesthetics, philosophy of science, philosophy of language|
|New Riddle of Induction, Goodmanâ€“Leonard calculus of individuals|
Truth cannot be defined or tested by agreement with 'the world'; for not only do truths differ for different worlds but the nature of agreement between a world apart from it is notoriously nebulous.
Coming to understand a painting or a symphony in an unfamiliar style, to recognize the work of an artist or school, to see or hear in new ways, is as cognitive an achievement as learning to read or write or add.
I am concerned, rather, that there should not be more things dreamt of in my philosophy than there actually are in heaven and earth.