counterfactuality


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Noun1.counterfactuality - the quality of being contrary to fact
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
factuality, factualness - the quality of being actual or based on fact; "the realm of factuality must be distinguished from the realm of imagination"
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He sees in this proposal a way to explain causation in nature and ground natural necessity that is superior to the appeal to counterfactuality commonly invoked by analytic philosophers to distinguish causation from "merely ordered coincidence.
Part one concludes with Arseniy Vydrin's chapter, which surveys the expression of counterfactuality in New Iranian languages.
Argues that counterfactuality unites the disparate elements of the story and that Hemingway employs this theme to dramatize the productive tension between possibility and foreclosure in the creation of narrative.
The counterfactual meaning of the avertive rules out the possibility to express factuality by means of context and the need to express counterfactuality by means of context, but the possibility to express the latter remains.
Counterfactuality, BD and ES argue, is a contextually prompted inference, which seems to be the default interpretation of negative-stance forms outside the actual textual context, as it represents the strongest case of epistemic distance.
Projecting either world involves the question in a movement of counterfactuality, or in a movement counter to the facts as presented.
Counterfactuality assumes different forms in different narrative genres.