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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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Today's science, by thinking only propositionally, can't offer them without some conceptual compromise.
Worsley's text here appears to suffer from a type of 'contiguity disorder': the coherent stable relations between words and concepts articulated in terms of logical propositions evidently disintegrate and give way to a series of seeming similarities, resemblances, and substitutions, albeit not logically or propositionally completely consistent ones.
We can approximate, extracting a piece of the picture, one that is propositionally manageable, and attributing that piece.
First, the expressivist must show that arguments which are valid when interpreted propositionally are valid when construed expressivistically, and vice versa.
Not that there were any obvious errors, such as extra mental states expressed propositionally, as in "I thought," "she wanted," "he hated"--no, there was nothing as straightforward as that.
After describing cases in which false beliefs seem to play such a role, he explains that in all those cases 'S arrives at knowledge because, although the false belief produces the cognition (that is, the false belief doxastically justifies the cognition), there is a true proposition that is closely related to the false one which is such that it propositionally justifies the known proposition, and, were S to have believed it, S could have employed that belief doxastically to justify the cognition' (47), and there is no genuine defeater of the justification of the true proposition (57).
50) The ordered set may develop propositionally, but, more importantly, it must be "an ongoing, developing reality.
Our (hypothetical) learner has identified a number of verbal heads (an issue to which I will return) and established elementary syntactic, propositionally complete VPs as in mama ball werfen, with the subject in SpecVP.
The outcome is a propositionally coherent set of utterances that are consistent with the observable details of Koori political campaigning and that invite a genuinely dialogic response.