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 factasy
 a genre, treading the line between fact and fantasy
 factastic
 an adjective used in factasia to describe some of its peculiar doctrines or methods
 factastic future engineering
 an approach to future engineering advocated in Factasia
 FAn
 local abbreviation for formal analytic.
 FAn oracle
 an oracle for FAn conjectures and problems

fictionalism
 a doctrine which acts on certain propositions for reasons other than knowledge of or belief in the truth of the proposition, e.g. for pragmatic reasons.
See: PS

fideism
 a doctrine which accepts sceptical arguments for the unattainability of absolutely certain knowledge but which admits definite affirmative judgements nonetheless.
See: PS
 field
 an area of operation or activity
 of a relation (in set theory) 
 the field of a relation is the set of all elements which relate to, or are related to by, some other element under the relation.
The field is the union of the domain (also called the left field) and the range (also called the right field) of the relation.

 first
 earliest in time or in some other ordering
 first order logic
 predicate logic involving quantification only over individuals, not over sets properties or functions (the ordering involved here is the ordering of types of entities in terms of the logical complexity of the entities).
 formal
 of notations  defined with mathematical precision, machine processable

formal analytic
 an analytic truth or falsehood expressed in a formal notation

formalism
 a philosophy of mathematics mainly associated with the mathematician Hilbert.
 foundation

the solid ground or base on which a building rests.
 foundationalism

a term used in epistemology for theories of knowledge in which our knowledge of the "external" world is founded upon evidence provided by our senses.
More generally, for knowledge of a certain kind of fact, the theory that this knowledge is derived from premises (often supposed indubitable) of a special kind.
 franchise
 a right or privilege granted to a person or corporation
 free

 not restricted or impeded, not controlled or bound
 at no cost
 free variable (logic)
 a variable which is not bound
 fulfil
 of self  develop and exploit one's gifts and character to the full.
 function
 Something which determines for each of a number of possible values for arguments (to the function) a specific value which is the result of the function for that argument.
 (in set theory)
 a manyone relation (which is sometimes called the graph of the function)
 (in computing or constructive mathematics)
 an expression or rule which shows how the value of a function may be computed, or is otherwise determined by, the value of the argument to the function.
 future
 that which is yet to come, what will be
 future engineering
 the engineering of the future
 see also:
 factastic future engineering
 memetic future engineering
 piecemeal engineering
 utopian engineering
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