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conditional

(kən-dĭsh′ə-nəl)
adj.
1. Imposing, depending on, or containing a condition.
2. Psychology Brought about by conditioning.

con·di′tion·al′i·ty (-dĭsh′ə-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
con·di′tion·al·ly adv.
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Also see Gould, "Human Equality Is a Contingent Fact of History."
This version of Axiom 7 can be read as: normally, a wholly contingent fact has a cause.
It's a contingent fact that Margaret Truman was named "Margaret," even if we can use that name later in making empirically necessary statements such as "Margaret Truman is the daughter of HST." Similarly, it's a contingent fact that the string of pitches that constitute the melody of "Happy Birthday" were ever put together in the way we call "composing." And it is definitely contingent when and/or whether (when you try) the melody is actually performed.
(a) It is a contingent fact that p only if there is an explanation why it is the
The picture we are left with is this: mental representations are, as a matter of contingent fact, systematically related to each other; this is what explains the systematicity of (mainly linguistic) behavior.
The need for a metaphysics of physical objects to be neutral about contingent facts does not sit well with Heller's principle of non-coincidence which he repeatedly invokes and rates a necessary truth.
As we know from various biographical accounts, the question of the meaning of life was an intensely personal and troubling one for Wittgenstein at this time.(4) On the other hand, Wittgenstein was also concerned with the apparently more theoretical question of how it is possible for there to be value at all in a world of contingent facts. These two questions were, however, really two sides of the same issue for him, as he in effect gave the same answer to each.(5)
This in no way denies that many facts--indeed, all facts about the world except those at the very highest or necessary level of abstraction--are contingent, and therefore the scientific method, proper to critical reasoning about some contingent facts, is autonomous within the realm to which it applies.
"Beyond the contingent facts, the basic question seems to me: Do they want to accept and protect the fundamental rights of freedom of conscience and freedom of religion that are the basis of every form of civil and pluralistic coexistence?" Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said.
The ends these organisations plan to meet--namely the distribution of pecuniary benefits and health services when contingent facts take place--stress this aspect.
Keith Campbell argues that contingent facts about vision processes undercut many theories of colour, including Armstrong's.
And when he says that he defends the claim that "nothing relevant to moral choice separates human beings from animals except historically contingent facts of the world, cultural facts," one gasps in amazement at the arbitrariness this implies in the choice to save one's child rather than the family dog if both could not be saved.

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