contingency

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Contingency

A sum of money identified contractually to provide for unforeseen activities during the course of the building project.

contingency

uncertainty of social outcome. Conceptions of an inherent contingency of social events underpin much opposition to apparently deterministic theories of SOCIAL CHANGE such as some versions of MARXISM or EVOLUTIONARY THEORY. See also CHANCE.

contingency

An amount of money, included in the budget for building construction, that is uncommitted for any specific purpose. This amount is intended to cover the cost of unforeseen factors related to the construction which are not specifically addressed in the budget.
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Ockham appeared to maintain that God necessarily knows all true propositions, including future contingent propositions, despite the fact that such propositions have determinate truth values.
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.