Quotation by Nelson Goodman

In the case of our main stock of well-worn predicates, I submit that the judgment of projectibility has derived from the habitual projection, rather than the habitual projection from the judgment of projectibility. The reason why only the right predicates happen so luckily to have become well entrenched is just that the well entrenched predicates have thereby become the right ones.
Nelson Goodman (b. 1906), U.S. philosopher, art dealer. Fact, Fiction & Forecast, ch. 4, p. 98 (1955).

The basis for the author's "theory of projection."
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