Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Cartwright, Nancy As if   Cartwright, Nancy
Dennett, Daniel As if   Dennett, Daniel
James, W. As if   James, W.
Searle, John R. As if   Searle, John R.

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