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proposition

[prop′əzish′ən]
Etymology: L, proponere, to place forward
1 n, a statement of a truth to be demonstrated or an operation to be performed.
2 v, to bring forward or offer for consideration, acceptance, or adoption.

proposition

(prop-uh-zish'en)
A statement about a concept or about the relationship between concepts. A proposition may be an assumption, a premise, a theorem, or a hypothesis.
See: assumption; hypothesis; premise; theorem
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But obviously, human experience includes, among other things, the framing of purposes, impressions of beauty, and the deliberation of intractable problems, phenomena that it would be absurd to try to explain by way of mathematical statements.
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This interchange of ideas among five philosophers of mathematics includes a discussion of non-realism as supported by Hugly and Sayward, in which they reject the assumption that mathematical statements purport to refer to objects, bring up the issues surrounding the debate over pure and empirical arithmetic.
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