Mind & Society

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 149–163 | Cite as

The problem of future knowledge



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 knowledge Prediction Innovation Perfectability (of knowledge) Scientific realism Knowability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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