Synthese 191 (8):1857-1866 (2014)

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John Turri
University of Waterloo
Matthew A. Benton
Seattle Pacific University
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What individuates the speech act of prediction? The standard view is that prediction is individuated by the fact that it is the unique speech act that requires future-directed content. We argue against this view and two successor views. We then lay out several other potential strategies for individuating prediction, including the sort of view we favor. We suggest that prediction is individuated normatively and has a special connection to the epistemic standards of expectation. In the process, we advocate some constraints that we think a good theory of prediction should respect
Keywords Prediction  Assertion  Speech acts  Epistemic norms  Constitutive norms
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