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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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WrightVsCounterfactual Conditionals: E.g. a chameleon sits in the dark on a green billiards table: it cannot a priori apply that the truth conditions for the corresponding sentence are covered by the statement to be analyzed - (Conditional Fallacy) - Wright: but we are keen on an equivalence (projectivist?) that can be valid a priori. - Solution: provisional equation: e.g. chameleon: could not have happened if we had determined that it was about its color under standard conditions and with a standard observer - provisional equation: If competing statement, then (it would be the case that P iff would S judged that p) (competing statement: no alternative circumstances for competing statement) - provisional equation: at best true a posteriori - loss of universality, no statement about of non-standard conditions.

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Wahrheit und Objektivität Frankfurt 2001


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26