Mind & Society

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 149–163

The problem of future knowledge


DOI: 10.1007/s11299-012-0099-8

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Rescher, N. Mind Soc (2012) 11: 149. doi:10.1007/s11299-012-0099-8


The paper argues that future knowledge will in substantial measure be inscrutable for us today, with the principal exception of facts about the past. The paper considers the reasons for this circumstance and examines its wider implications for the condition of human knowledge.


Future knowledgePredictionInnovationPerfectability (of knowledge)Scientific realismKnowability

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA