counterfactuals

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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

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  • 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

  • Theodicy — (IPAEng|θiːˈɒdɪsi) (adjectival form theodicean) is a specific branch of theology and philosophy that attempts to reconcile the existence of evil or suffering in the world with the belief in an omniscient, omnipotent, and omnibenevolent God, i.e …   Wikipedia

  • Causality — (but not causation) denotes a necessary relationship between one event (called cause) and another event (called effect) which is the direct consequence (result) of the first. [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=Causality x=35 y=25 Random… …   Wikipedia

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