Presupposal

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Presupposal Presupposition. "Presupposal of knowledge."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n presupposal Supposal formed beforehand; presupposition.
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Quotations

  • Sir Walter Raleigh
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    “Who so taketh in hand to frame any state or government ought to presuppose that all men are evil, and at occasions will show themselves so to be.”
  • Denis Diderot
    Denis%20Diderot
    “Gaiety --a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.”
  • Hans Magnus Enzensberger
    Hans Magnus Enzensberger
    “Every orientation presupposes a disorientation.”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
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    “Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.”

Usage

In literature:

But money is only a means; it presupposes a man to use it.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 16 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Love you seek for, presupposes Summer heat and sunny glow.
"The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume IV" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
In a Normal School, as before said, the knowledge of the subject is presupposed.
"In the School-Room" by John S. Hart
Social entertainment presupposes in the Anglo-Saxon mind something to eat, and not only something, but a great deal.
"Household Papers and Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Such fields need and presuppose such granaries.
"Our campaign around Gettysburg" by John Lockwood
To understand the mind of God in the Bible presupposes a mind to comprehend His mind.
"The Defects of the Negro Church" by Orishatukeh Faduma
The parliamentary system fails to provide for them, as it presupposes the unity of the people.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
I am not sure that Feminism, or at any rate the New Chivalry, doesn't presuppose them all.
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
All debate presupposes agreement on something.
"Rationalism" by John Mackinnon Robertson
This presupposes intellectual faculties.
"Belford's Magazine, Vol 2, December 1888" by Various
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In poetry:

Man is composed here of a twofold part;
The first of nature, and the next of art;
Art presupposes nature; nature, she
Prepares the way for man's docility.
"Upon Man" by Robert Herrick
O blessing of reproach. O proof that silence
And condemnation presuppose our lives:
We are not lost but only run away,
The authors and the powers of confusion;
We are the promise of unborn occasions;
Our presence is required by all the spaces.
"Kairos and Logos" by W H Auden

In news:

Francis Veber's The Closet dances around the subject of misperceived gayness in the workplace with boulevard insouciance that presupposes most of the nervous laughs coming from a predominantly straight audience.
Scholars have commonly approached such noncanonical texts as the Nag Hammadi writings by assuming that they presuppose a particular worldview known as Gnosticism .
Mississippi expressly said, while Michigan simply presupposes, that the fertilized human ovum, a zygote , is a person entitled to the equal protection of the laws.
Mississippi expressly said, while Michigan simply presupposes, that the fertilized human ovum, a zygote, is a person entitled to the equal protection of the laws.
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In science:

It seems however, that the assumptions concerning randomness are too strong: we provide below examples of quantum systems which are characterized by JPD found for an appropriate composed ensemble, although some composing matrices do not display required properties of presupposed canonical ensembles.
Composed ensembles of random unitary matrices
Thus regularity (resp., normality ), the property of being able to separate a point and a non-containing closed set (resp., two disjoint closed sets) with disjoint open sets, presupposes the T1 axiom, and is synonymous with the T3 (resp., T4 ) axiom.
A Survey of Ultraproduct Constructions in General Topology
That presupposes in any case a question what a representation is and what ‘to represent’ means.
q_R-conformal symmetries in 2D nonlocal quantum field theory, categorical representation theory, and Virasoro algebra
Even upto the terms quartic in fermion fields, the Green-Schwarz action presupposes that the background fields satisfy the supergravity equations of motion.
On the perturbative corrections around D-string instantons
But in Hardy’s proof he presupposed that the collapse process happens simultaneously in all observing inertial frames or there is no backward causality in quantum systems, which validity is still not clear, this weakens the strength of his conclusion.
Quantum superluminal communication does not result in the causal loop
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