contingency

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contingency

n. an event that might not occur.

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In arguing that (1) leads to (2) (and in my defense of the first horn of the dilemma), I have presupposed that future contingent propositions - propositions like there will be no dinosaur in the hallway - have truth values.
Regularity, construed in terms of this modality, would allow us to assign probability 1 to contingent propositions (if any) whose truth we infallibly recognize.(4) But should we endorse the argument's condemnation of a person who is certain about the truth of a proposition about which he knows he is fallible, and is willing to stake money on its truth expecting no gain?
One can know a priori contingent propositions that one recognizes as such.