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pre·dic·a·ment

 (prĭ-dĭk′ə-mənt)
n.
1. A situation, especially an unpleasant, troublesome, or trying one, from which extrication is difficult.
2. Logic One of the basic states or classifications described by Aristotle into which all things can be placed; a category.

[Middle English, class, category, from Old French, from Late Latin praedicāmentum (translation of Greek katēgoriā, from katēgoreuein, to speak against, signify, predicate), from Latin praedicāre, to proclaim publicly, predicate; see preach.]

pre·dic′a·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.
pre·dic′a·men′tal·ly adv.
Synonyms: predicament, plight1, quandary, jam1, fix, pickle
These nouns refer to a difficult situation that has no readily discernible resolution or way out. A predicament is a problematic situation about which one does not know what to do: "The wrenching predicament for conservation biologists is that endangered species reach the point of no return before their numbers fall to zero" (Cynthia Mills).
A plight is a bad or unfortunate situation: "All he desires is to escape from his plight" (J.R.R. Tolkien).
A quandary is a state of perplexity, especially about what course of action to take: "Having captured our men, we were in a quandary how to keep them" (Theodore Roosevelt).
The words jam and fix are more informal and refer to a predicament from which escape is difficult: "The only way to be certain he will not get into some sort of a jam is to put a chain around his neck and lead him around like a performing bear" (Jack Dempsey)."Here was one murder defendant ... who did not like to joke about the fix he was in" (Robert Traver).
Another informal term, a pickle is a disagreeable, embarrassing, or troublesome predicament: "I could see no way out of the pickle I was in" (Robert Louis Stevenson).

predicamental

(prɪˌdɪkəˈmɛntəl)
adj
1. of or relating to a predicament or situation
2. (Logic) (esp in Aristotelian philosophy)of or relating to a category or predicament
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Revisare las nociones suarecianas de potencia y acto predicamental y trascendental para compararlas con las nociones aristotelicas de [phrase omitted].
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De el parte pacificamente Leonardo Polo, con una claridad terminologica neta: la distincion entre potencia y acto y la diferencia entre el orden predicamental del orden transcendental.
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Pero ante todo el tratado aristotelico De anima tiene una referencia tan positiva como su etimologia: el termino latino anima senala directamente al animal, como ser vivo por excelencia, dotado de vida subjetiva o sensitiva (de psique), por encima de las plantas, que segun la doctrina aristotelico-escolastica solo tienen vida vegetativa, pero ambos por debajo del hombre como ser dotado de alma racional: el <<animal racional>> de la logica predicamental de Porfirio.
31) Dulles continued to appeal to Rahner's understanding of revelation as "simultaneously anthropocentric and theocentric," (32) a view that supported a "dialectical balance" between "transcendental and predicamental revelation.
III y IV de ese curso y en sus obras El logos predicamental y El conocimiento racional de la realidad, etcetera.
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