Volume 16 · Number 1 · Pages 087–089
Contesting Values in the Theatre of the Counterfactual

Tom Scholte

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Open peer commentary on the article “Construction of Irreality: An Enactive-Constructivist Stance on Counterfactuals” by Andrey S. Druzhinin. Abstract: Druzhinin’s insistence that the behaviour portrayed in fictional films can be considered a “reliable source of evidence for […] experiential analysis” of the cognitive use of counterfactuals is progressive and highly laudable. However, there remain outstanding dots, of a cybernetic nature, to be connected in his argument. Once connected, they contradict his self-imposed limitations on the possible nature of experimentation.

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Scholte T. (2020) Contesting values in the theatre of the counterfactual. Constructivist Foundations 16(1): 087–089. https://constructivist.info/16/1/087

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