Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Counterfactual conditional: the counterfactual conditional is equivalent to unreal conditional sentences. Conditionals, in which a fact is mentioned in the antecedent, which is not expressly the case. If A were the case, B would have been the case.

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Counterfactual Conditionals/Wessel: can always be replaced by conjunctions of real conditionals - Counter-position: leads out of unreal conditional clauses
Bizet/Verdi/Wessel: is due to the ambiguous predicate "compatriots": might both be Japanese - Solution: E.g. "if someone is a compatriot of Bizet's, he is a Frenchman"


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H. Wessel
Logik Berlin 1999


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