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counterfactual conditional

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  • Counterfactual conditional — For other uses, see Counterfactual (disambiguation). A counterfactual conditional, subjunctive conditional, or remote conditional, abbreviated cf, is a conditional (or if then ) statement indicating what would be the case if its antecedent were… …   Wikipedia

  • counterfactual conditional — Sometimes known as subjunctive conditionals, although the terms do not exactly coincide. A counterfactual is a conditional of the form ‘if p were to happen q would’, or ‘if p were to have happened q would have happened’, where the supposition of… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • counterfactual — counterfactual, counterfactual conditional A proposition which states what would have followed had the actual sequence of events or circumstances been different. Thus, to claim that the Battle of Alamein altered the outcome of the Second World… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Counterfactual — may refer to: Counterfactual conditional, a grammatical form (which also relates to philosophy and logic) Counterfactual subjunctive, grammatical forms which in English are known as the past and pluperfect forms of the subjunctive mood… …   Wikipedia

  • Conditional — may refer to: Causal conditional, if X then Y, where X is a cause of Y Conditional mood (or conditional tense), a verb form in many languages Conditional probability, the probability of an event A given that another event B has occurred… …   Wikipedia

  • counterfactual Philosophy — adjective relating to or expressing what has not happened or is not the case. noun a counterfactual conditional statement (e.g. If kangaroos had no tails, they would topple over) …   English new terms dictionary

  • Conditional sentence — For the non custodial punishment for a crime in Canada, see conditional sentence (Canada). In grammar, conditional sentences are sentences discussing factual implications or hypothetical situations and their consequences. Languages use a variety… …   Wikipedia

  • Conditional perfect — In linguistics, the conditional perfect is the composed (compound) form of the conditional mood. It refers to a hypothetical action in the past, contingent on something else that did not occur in the past. The difference from the present form of… …   Wikipedia

  • conditional — Any proposition of the form ‘if p then q ’. The condition hypothesized, p, is called the antecedent of the conditional, and q the consequent. Various kinds of conditional have been distinguished. The weakest is that of material implication,… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • counterfactual — 1. adjective /ˌkaʊntɚˈfæktʃuəl,ˌkaʊn.tə(ɹ)ˈfæk.tʃu.əl/ Contrary to the facts; untrue. 2. noun /ˌkaʊntɚˈfæktʃuəl,ˌkaʊn.tə(ɹ)ˈfæk.tʃu.əl/ a) A claim, hypothesis, or other belief that is contrary to the facts. In recent years there has been… …   Wiktionary

  • counterfactual — counterfact, n. counterfactually, adv. /kown teuhr fak chooh euhl/, n. Logic. a conditional statement the first clause of which expresses something contrary to fact, as If I had known. [1945 50; COUNTER + FACTUAL] * * * …   Universalium


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