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Chateaubriand on the ambiguity of counterfactual suppositions


Counterfactual conditional. Allomorph. Structural ambiguity. Chateaubriand

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PIZZI, Claudio. Chateaubriand on the ambiguity of counterfactual suppositions. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 27, n. 1, p. 55–64, 2016. Disponível em: Acesso em: 13 abr. 2024.


In Logical Forms Chateaubriand introduces a disambiguation technique that might turn out to be highly useful for analyzing important classes of sentences. In particular, he claims that this technique is relevant for analyzing counterfactual suppositions. In this paper I critically examine this claim and conclude that the ambiguity of counterfactuals is contextual rather than structural.


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