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As if: the temporary assumption that things were so and so a) while it is not known whether this is so, b) while it is known that this is not the case. See also idealization, counterfactuals.

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Horwich I 24
As if/correspondence/pragmatism/James: one can say that scientific ideas agree with the reality "as if" they existed, e.g. as if reality consisted of ether, atoms or electrons, etc. We do not have to accept them literally. (1) > See Literal Truth.

1. William James (1907) "Pragmatisms Conception of Truth“ (Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods, 4 p. 141-55 and 396-406) in: Paul Horwich (Ed.) Theories of Truth, Aldershot 1994


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Horwich I
P. Horwich (Ed.)
Theories of Truth Aldershot 1994


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