*Posprint in English (with additional illustrations) of a paper published in French in Dialogue Vol. 40, Winter 2001, pp. 99-123 under the title “Une Solution pour le Paradoxe de Goodman”.*

In the classical version of Goodman’s paradox, the universe where the problem takes place is ambiguous. The conditions of induction being accurately described, I define then a framework of -universes, allowing the distinction, among the criteria of a given -universe, between constants and variables. Within this framework, I distinguish between two versions of the problem, respectively taking place: (i) in an -universe the variables of which are colour and time; (ii) in an -universe the variables of which are colour, time and space. Finally, I show that each of these versions admits a specific resolution.

**A Solution to Goodman’s Paradox**

**Paul Franceschi**

p.franceschi@univ-corse.fr

originally published in *Dialogue*, winter 2001, vol. 40, pp. 99-123

*ABSTRACT: In the classical version of Goodman’s paradox, the universe where the problem takes place is ambiguous. The conditions of induction being accurately described, I define then a framework of *n*-universes, allowing the distinction, among the criteria of a given *n*-universe, between constants and variables. Within this framework, I distinguish between two versions of the problem, respectively taking place: (i) in an *n*-universe the variables of which are colour and time; (ii) in an *n*-universe the variables of which are colour, time and space. Finally, I show that each of these versions admits a specific resolution.*