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I want a fancy word for a title, about things that could have happened long ago but never did. Like...pirates and ninjas. They COULD have fought each other, Caribbean pirates like blackbeard and cap. Morgan were doing their thing by the islands while ninjas slit throats in the orient. There was roughly 100 years, the 1600s, where they both existed. They COULD have fought, but didnt.
Whats the word for that?
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Kant uses what he calls "problematic judgments" to cover things where it is that case that "possibly F's are G's"
counterfactuals aren't what you're looking for because they usually take the form of "if x doesn't/didn't happen, then y..."
edit: so you could use Problematic as the word you're looking for, but really only people familiar with Kant would know what you mean by that
EDIT: i totally misread the topic title, sorry. counterfactuals might work in this situation, but i'm still not sure: they're usually used to negate something that actually did happen, but i could be wrong
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