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.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
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 2017-09-23