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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpresuppositionpre‧sup‧po‧si‧tion /ˌpriːsʌpəˈzɪʃən/ noun formal  1 [countable]THINK SO/NOT BE SURE something that you think is true, although you have no proof syn assumptionpresupposition that Hick’s presupposition is that all religions believe in the same God.2 [uncountable]THINK SO/NOT BE SURE when you think something is true even though you have no proof
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presuppositionConsequently, we shall, as with reference, avoid attributing presuppositions to sentences or propositions.But suppose I am wrong in my basic presupposition that there can not be particularity.The mutual relationship between presuppositions and evidences could be expressed like this.Thereby I hope to provide moral justification for the non-egalitarian presuppositions of the methodology that is presented elsewhere in the book.In each case the foreign presuppositions bring their own problems with them.Do you see how presuppositions come in?These are obvious, though complicated-sounding, examples of the sort of indispensable presuppositions or faith-assumptions which we can not do without.How does the discourse analyst decide which discourse subjects to include in the presupposition pool for a particular piece of conversational discourse?presupposition thatBut suppose I am wrong in my basic presupposition that there can not be particularity.
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