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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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Propositional attitudes Propositional attitudes are dispositional psychological phenomena.
The way most Americans today interpret the Declaration of Independence, the purposes of the War for Independence, the principles that underlie America's Constitution, the causes and consequences of the Civil War, and the calling of the propositional nation to the rest of the world comes largely from the Gettysburg Address.
The propositional logic of the map develops the theoretical underpinnings of maps and map use.
A narrow focus on propositional speech acts will not reveal this type of structure or its role in conditioning the communication.
And the NPH holds that stories constitute a kind of "training set" by means of which children can learn how to move from understanding discrete propositional attitudes to being able to assemble accounts of why people do the things they do in particular contexts of action and interaction: "By engaging with stories.
Some propositional attitude predicates can also take NP complements, in which case the sentence describes an opinion about individual entities, rather than somebody's opinion about the truth of a propositional content.
As for the necessity of the requirement to strive to believe truly, if you are to discover what you ought to do, you must possess true propositional attitudes about the relevant aspects of your situation.
Interns directed their coordinated electronic discussions in such a way as to promote and accumulate fruitful discussion around the nature of the propositional phrases they had applied to their individual concept maps.
Although starting its life as a means of organising mathematical sets and logical relationships (and similar to the diagrams of Johnston and Euler which were applied to truth values and propositional logic), the Venn Diagram remains famous in using two or more overlapping circles to examine the similarities and differences in language arts instruction; as an enabling system to help students organise thoughts particularly in pre-writing activities, where common conditions can be understood visually.
It also allows to have propositional nodes to represent subordinate or coordinate propositions.
Highly propositional, Judson advanced argument after argument to prove his case for believer's baptism by immersion.