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Over several days, a lab tech with no presuppositions about a universal conspiracy toward cubes painstakingly counted faces and vertices on hundreds of grains.
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Visions of utopian living are always based on presuppositions about what kinds of urban spaces make people happier or healthier.
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These are all things which cannot be proved by rational enquiry, but which must be presupposed in order for rational enquiry to take place.
THE UNIVERSE KNOWS RIGHT FROM WRONG - ISSUE 89: THE DARK SIDEPHILIP GOFFSEPTEMBER 9, 2020NAUTILUS
That matter lasts and cannot disappear is such a presupposition, which comes to us with the necessity of logical thinking.
PSYCHOTHERAPYHUGO MNSTERBERG
By “presupposition” is meant a fundamental principle which the psychologist always has in mind.
THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN NATUREWILLIAM HENRY PYLE
If that scientific presupposition is absent from Magic and from Religion, it is implicitly present in mechanical behaviour.
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ORIGIN AND THE NATURE OF RELIGIONJAMES H. LEUBA
For every human presupposition and declaration has as much authority one as another, if reason do not make the difference.
THE ESSAYS OF MONTAIGNE, COMPLETEMICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
To those that contend upon presupposition we must, on the contrary, presuppose to them the same axiom upon which the dispute is.
THE ESSAYS OF MONTAIGNE, COMPLETEMICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Or, a value may form part of the unconscious "presupposition" of another value, which is consciously felt at the moment.
SOCIAL VALUEB. M. ANDERSON
This is exactly the sort of presupposition which tinges thought in any reaction against the subtlety of philosophical criticism.
THE CONCEPT OF NATUREALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD
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WORDS RELATED TO PRESUPPOSITION

  • anticipation
  • apriorism
  • assumption
  • basis
  • chance
  • conjecture
  • grounds
  • guess
  • likelihood
  • opinion
  • plausibility
  • posit
  • postulate
  • postulation
  • premise
  • presupposition
  • probability
  • reason
  • shot
  • shot in the dark
  • sneaking suspicion
  • stab
  • supposition
  • surmise
  • suspicion
  • thesis
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