Counterfactuals

  • Donald N. McCloskey
Part of the The New Palgrave book series (NPA)

Abstract

Counterfactuals are what ifs, thought experiments, Gedankenexperimenten, alternatives to actual history; they imagine what would have happened to an economy if, contrary to fact, some present condition were changed; in the philosophical literature therefore they are known also as ‘contrary-to-fact conditionals’.

Keywords

Combustion Transportation Income Posit Monopoly 

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991

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  • Donald N. McCloskey

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