Definition of Presupposition

1. Noun. The act of presupposing; a supposition made prior to having knowledge (as for the purpose of argument).

Generic synonyms: Supposal, Supposition
Derivative terms: Presuppose



Definition of Presupposition

1. n. The act of presupposing; an antecedent implication; presumption.

Definition of Presupposition

1. Noun. An assumption made beforehand; a preliminary conjecture or speculation. ¹

2. Noun. The act of presupposing. ¹

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Definition of Presupposition

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Literary usage of Presupposition

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1. The Philosophical Review by Sage School of Philosophy, Cunningham, Gustavus Watts, 1881-, James Edwin Creighton, Frank Thilly, Jacob Gould Schurman (1897)
"THE presupposition QUESTION IN HEGEL'S LOGIC. T)ERHAPS the objection most often urged against Hegel's logic is that it is not true to its claim of making no ..."

2. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy: Ed. by Wm. T. Harris edited by William Torrey Harris (1887)
"Without this sublime confidence in the efficiency of thought, this presupposition that the process and the object of thought are of the self-same nature, ..."

3. Thought and Things: A Study of the Development and Meaning of Thought, Or by James Mark Baldwin (1908)
"The distinction already proposed between the presupposition and the Postulate will be readily recalled. In tracing out the modes of quantitative judgment, ..."

4. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy: Ed. by Wm. T. Harris edited by William Torrey Harris (1882)
"This positing must essentially be a presupposition, so that that which is posited is also in- itself. The unity of subjectivity and objectivity, ..."

5. The Philosophy of Education: Being the Foundation of Education in the by Herman Harrell Horne (1907)
"And first, the presupposition of time. In any development the element of time is necessary as its presupposition. Through time things grow from less to more ..."

6. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"Intercourse being a presupposition of Inter- interĀ°-esĀ° national Personality, the Law of Nations favours inter- ..."

7. Introduction to the History of Modern Philosophy by Arthur Stone Dewing (1903)
"THE MEANING OF presupposition. Since the time of Descartes the ideal method by which philosophy has sought to proceed begins with the recognition of no ..."

8. Kant's Kritik of Judgment by Immanuel Kant (1892)
"... agreement that is thought in a judgment of taste is a subjective necessity, which is represented as objective under the presupposition of a common sense ..."

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