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tr.v. sub·lat·ed, sub·lat·ing, sub·lates Logic
To negate, deny, or contradict.

[From Latin sublātus, past participle of tollere, to take away : sub-, sub- + lātus, taken; see telə- in Indo-European roots.]

sub·la′tion (-lā′shən) n.
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1. formal denial
2. (Chemistry) chem a method involving the collection of a material on the surface of a liquid's gas bubbles
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My particular province is speculative philosophy. My knowledge of com- parative physiology is confined to a book or two, but it seems to me that Carver's suggestions as to the reason of the rapid death of the Martians is so probable as to be regarded almost as a proven conclusion.
When I had fully satisfied him on this head, he sighed deeply, as if relieved of some intolerable burden, and went on to talk, with what I thought a cruel calmness, of various points of speculative philosophy, which had heretofore formed subject of discussion between us.
He shook his head and beckoned her to come away, but she was fascinated just then by the freedom of Speculative Philosophy, and kept her seat, trying to find out what the wise gentlemen intended to rely upon after they had annihilated all the old beliefs.
There is a 'speculative philosophy of history' employed as unwavering criteria to judge the events of a thousand years previously - all of which have to come up to the criteria of acceptability as professed by him or in accordance with later discoveries.
Dinnen's focus on the banal notably departs from technicist discourses on ubiquitous computation and speculative philosophy often invoked to analyze it (Graham Harman, Alfred North Whitehead).
Broad, a leading British philosopher whose career coincided with the eclipse of speculative philosophy by what he called 'critical' philosophy, which we would now equate with analytic philosophy, in two famous papers, the first published in 1924, the second in 1947.
Heiberg's speculative poetry, a literary appropriation of Hegel's speculative philosophy, and Kierkegaard's controlled irony share in common their emphasis on the mediation between the actuality and the abstract concept, but with difference in their emphasis.
These four lessons are to some extent familiar territory, whereas the final three lessons move gradually from established physics to the realms of what appears to be speculative philosophy.
Physics and Speculative Philosophy: Potentiality in Modern Science
Speculative philosophy and design emerges out of the need for alternative approaches attentive to the ethical demand of coexistence.
Epicurus (341-270 BCE) founded a school in Athens that he called "the Garden." He sought to offer an alternative to both the speculative philosophy developed by Plato and the materialist-but-New-Agey philosophy of the Stoics, which insisted on the reality of fate and determinism.