universal proposition


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Noun1.universal proposition - (logic) a proposition that asserts something of all members of a class
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
proposition - (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
particular proposition, particular - (logic) a proposition that asserts something about some (but not all) members of a class
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Equally brooding, each brief, epigrammatic text declares its author's truth concerning the thinning of existence or our impaired knowledge of it: a universal proposition that the photograph can only particularize.
Since this cannot be accomplished, we can never arrive at a universal proposition from which to commence our proof.
But this universal proposition is false, since something false is subordinated to it [[Greek Text Omitted]].
In a commensurately universal proposition, the subject and predicate are convertible, that is, if the proposition is true, the converse is also true.
Recall that epistemonikon, the faculty by which universal propositions are comprehended, is, unlike any material entity, unchanging; it does not move (ou kineitai).
By 'complete knowledge' Muslim philosophers of science mean knowledge of the essential nature of all things comprised in the domain of reality under study, including knowledge of the relationships between them formulated in the form of laws or universal propositions.

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