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postulate

 [pos´tu-lat]
anything assumed or taken for granted.
postulate of causality the postulate that every phenomenon has a cause or causes; i.e., that events do not occur at random but in accordance with physical laws so that in principle causes can be found for each effect.
Koch's p's a statement of the kind of experimental evidence required to establish the causative relation of a given microorganism to a given disease. The conditions are: 1, the microorganism is present in every case of the disease; 2, it is to be cultivated in pure culture; 3, inoculation of such culture must produce the disease in susceptible animals; 4, it must be obtained from such animals, and again grown in a pure culture.

pos·tu·late

(pos'tyū-lāt),
A proposition that is taken as self evident or assumed without proof, as a basis for further analysis.
See also: hypothesis, theory.
[L. postulo, pp. -atus, to demand]

postulate

/pos·tu·late/ (pos´choo-lāt) anything assumed or taken for granted.

postulate

[pos′chəlāt]
Etymology: L, postulare, to demand
a hypothesis that is offered as true without proof or as a basis for argument or debate.

pos·tu·late

(pos'chū-lăt)
A proposition that is taken as self-evident or assumed without proof as a basis for further analysis.
See also: hypothesis, theory
[L. postulo, pp. -atus, to demand]

postulate

anything assumed or taken for granted.

Koch's p's
see koch's postulates.
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use the language data from Southern Ndebele to support the postulation of the identificative copulative particle (2) of Zulu as ngi; and
illustrate how the language data of Southern Ndebele (as external language evidence) support the postulation of a stative negative copulative verb stem -si for all stative copulatives of Zulu.
More exactly, my hope is to offer a basic analysis and evaluation of Derrida's metaphysics by comparing his postulations concerning "a transcendental signified," history, language, and the possibilities of understanding, to postulations that were conceived beyond the parameters of his Western metaphysical tradition, as he himself defines that tradition's genesis in ancient Greece and maturation in Europe.
Though the logocentric presence/absence signifier/signified postulation allow Derrida to say that "language bears within it the necessity of its own critique" (284), and from that "certitude" proceed with his deconstructive gesture, this postulation cannot explain the history of literal language, nor come close to locating its purported "rupture" as a historical event, even vaguely.
As Lotringer wrote in these pages in 2003, Deleuze may have theorized schizo-culture and the flows of capital at the University of Paris VIII, but such postulations were validated only by the dynamics of real estate and the cultural economies of New York decades ago.
There are far too many convenient coincidences and implausible postulations to keep the story compelling.
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As with many of Wood's postulations, although not conclusive, the evidence is persuasively presented.
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Rigolot goes on to assess what is implied by the projection of Labe as a second Sappho; her evocation, by the 'alternance des postulations contraires', of the lover's self-alienation, echoes the comments made by pseudo-Longinus about Sappho's 'Ode to the Loved One' (Robortello's edition of On the Sublime had appeared in 1554).