contrafactual


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con·tra·fac·tu·al

 (kŏn′trə-făk′cho͞o-əl)
n.
A statement or other linguistic construction expressing an idea that is presupposed to be false, as I would go in the sentence I would go if I could.
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A comparison with Poland from September 1939 can complete the image of the possible Romanian disaster from 1940; without being accused of contrafactual history, one can say that a negative answer from the Romanian authorities could have transformed Romania in a new Poland.
And the answer has to be yes: it is the contrafactual condition upon which a poet's life depends" (Economy of the Unlost: Reading Simonides of Keos with Paul Celan).
The first hypothesis is that the stand-alone bids in combinatorial auctions do not reflect the contrafactual case, that is, they are higher than the bids on individual contracts in standard auctions.
Any trawl through a Bibliography will reveal some new perspectives, such as, in this case, the work of David Louden ("Milton and the Appropriation of a Homeric Technique" CML 16, 1996) who demonstrates that Milton is indebted to Homer in his handling of several techniques and themes in Paradise Lost, focusing on the device called "pivotal contrafactual" which is a "past contrafactual condition with a pivotal force that redirects the trajectory of the narrative"
Even a "there" infested with conflict and stress can provoke contrafactual longing and images of repose.
241-42), all employing the emphatic form of syntax, the pivotal contrafactual (see Louden 1993).
As said before, the lack of discussion in his book about alternative ways to finance war other than debasing the currency and regimenting the banking system to drain the saving of the country in the shortest period of time possible may be simply because in a history book there is no place for contrafactual arguments.
0] (12)), a contrafactual past state (the state in which it would have been with undisturbed evolution from some past time t < [t.
One of the well known, classic, texts concerning the predestination paradox is Denis Diderot's 1773 novel Jacques le fataliste et son maitre (Jacques the Fatalist and His Master), in which the so-called contrafactual hypothesis, or the consequences of unrealized opportunities, is broadly discussed.
Carson's italics]: it is the contrafactual condition upon
To check details, I did a Google search, and then quickly came up with contrafactual evidence.
Her work must be seen, materially, in order to start the nuclear chain reaction that gets one to think (see above, second sentence), rethink, and push beyond what is seen--in/visibility (third sentence) leading to contrafactual immanence.