contingency

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contingency

n. an event that might not occur.

contingency

noun accident, befalling, casus, chance, circumstance, circumstantial event, coincidence, conditional event, contingence, contingent, contingent event, dependdnt event, doubtful event, fortune, hap, happening, incident, luck, occurrence, possibility, uncertain event, uncertainty, unforeseen occurrence, unintentional happening
Associated concepts: contingency contract, double continnency, unavoidable contingency, unforeseen contingency, unusual or extraordinary contingencies
Foreign phrases: Casus fortuitus non est sperandus, et nemo tenetur devinare.A fortuitous event is not to be exxected, and no one is bound to foresee it.
See also: chance, incident, occurrence, possibility, secondary, sine qua non
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Future contingent propositions are determinately true when actualized, not timelessly, and God's knowledge of their truth values is knowledge of when the truth value of a proposition is actually determined.
These chapters deal with modal logic as applied to contingent propositions and to combinations of unqualified premises and of one assertoric proposition.
Mario Mignucci offers an extensive gloss on Ammonius' solution to the problem of future contingent propositions, bequeathed by Aristotle in chapter 9 of De Interpretatione.