Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

A Practical Example of Grue

F. M. Akeroyd
The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Vol. 42, No. 4 (Dec., 1991), pp. 535-539
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/687707
Page Count: 5
  • Download ($42.00)
  • Cite this Item
A Practical Example of Grue
Preview not available

Abstract

This article describes a practical example of the predicate grue, examining the economic relationship between the percentage rate of unemployment and the percentage change of money wage rates known as the simple Phillips Curve which exhibited regular behaviour before 1969 and erratic behaviour thereafter. It is proposed that such practical examples of grue from the real world be re-described as regulatic, i.e. regular before time t and erratic thereafter. In the instance of a scientific model or theory being falsified it is proposed to describe the predicate as tralse, i.e true before time t and false thereafter. The example to be discussed is a stronger example since entities in the real world started to behave in an extremely unpredictable fashion.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[535]
    [535]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
536
    536
  • Thumbnail: Page 
537
    537
  • Thumbnail: Page 
538
    538
  • Thumbnail: Page 
539
    539