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- another term for counterfactual
- ‘A larger lesson of contrafactual history is that it tests the robustness of both the past and of our explanations.’
- ‘I'm under the impression that contrafactual definiteness and locality then are logical contradictions so thus not logically possible as well as physically impossible.’
- ‘This paper uses a contrafactual methodology to examine the effects of railroad mergers on the level of railroad costs.’
- ‘Arguments like those about hidden variables and contrafactual definiteness are philosophical.’
- ‘If a veil of ignorance about the facts, which permits them to make this contrafactual supposition, were not operative, it is thought that they would not agree to become participants in the social contract.’
- ‘There are two ways in which contrafactual definiteness could be false, for there are two parts to it.’
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