supposition theory

Theory in medieval Europe to explain then-modern events from an Aristotelian context.

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  • Supposition theory — was a branch of medieval logic that was probably aimed at giving accounts of issues similar to modern accounts of reference, plurality, tense, and modality, from within an Aristotelian context. Philosophers such as John Buridan, William of Ockham …   Wikipedia

  • theory — I noun assumption, belief, conjecture, doctrina, doctrine, dogma, guesswork, hypothesis, ideology, opinion, philosophy, postulate, presupposition, proposition, ratio, speculation, supposition, surmise, thesis, thought, untested opinion, view… …   Law dictionary

  • supposition — I noun assumption, belief, conception, coniectura, conjecture, guess, hypothesis, likelihood, likeliness, opinio, opinion, position, postulate, premise, presumption, probability, speculation, supposal, surmise, suspicion, theorem, theory, thesis… …   Law dictionary

  • theory — ► NOUN (pl. theories) 1) a supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something, especially one based on general principles independent of the thing to be explained. 2) an idea accounting for or justifying something. 3) a set of… …   English terms dictionary

  • supposition — [n] guess, belief apriorism, assumption, condition, conjecture, doubt, guessing, guesstimate*, guesswork, hunch, hypothesis, idea, likelihood, notion, opinion, posit, postulate, postulation, premise, presumption, presupposition, rough guess*,… …   New thesaurus

  • theory — [n] hypothesis, belief approach, argument, assumption, base, basis, code, codification, concept, conditions, conjecture, doctrine, dogma, feeling, formularization, foundation, grounds, guess, guesswork, hunch, idea, ideology, impression, method,… …   New thesaurus

  • supposition — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Assumption Nouns 1. supposition, assumption, postulation, condition (see qualification); presupposition, hypothesis, postulate, theory, data; proposition, position; thesis, theorem; proposal; conceit;… …   English dictionary for students

  • Supposition — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Supposition >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 supposition supposition assumption assumed position postulation condition presupposition hypothesis postulate postulatum theory Sgm: N 1 thesis thesis th …   English dictionary for students

  • theory — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. speculation, surmise, conjecture; contemplation; principle, philosophy, doctrine; hypothesis; guess, idea, plan. See supposition. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Principles] Syn. law, principles, postulates,… …   English dictionary for students

  • theory — n. (pl. ies) 1 a supposition or system of ideas explaining something, esp. one based on general principles independent of the particular things to be explained (opp. HYPOTHESIS) (atomic theory; theory of evolution). 2 a speculative (esp.… …   Useful english dictionary

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