Related to thetical: hypothetical


 (thĕt′ĭk, thē′tĭk) also thet·i·cal (thĕt′ĭ-kəl, thē′tĭ-)
1. Beginning with, constituting, or relating to the thesis in prosody.
2. Presented dogmatically; arbitrarily prescribed.

[Greek thetikos, from thetos, placed, from tithenai, to put; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

thet′i·cal·ly adv.
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From the very start of the poem, we note the succession of thetical after thetical, from a parenthetical remark ("because I am always talking"), to a vocative ("John"), to a comment clause ("I/sd"), and so forth.
The mistake Wittgenstein detects in thought experiments about an unplayed merely imagined or intended first game is in trying to extend our understanding of the relevant concepts to a situation in which the idea of inventing a game merely by thinking up a set of rules could not constitute even hypo thetical rules for a game.
Hypo- No Human thetical agent Nonhuman agents TC Students Observer teacher PACT 9 38 19 6 13 0 0 FIFF 0 18 59 35 19 3 2 CNU 2 0 27 25 0 2 0 Note.
It asserts that theoretical, practical and formative philosophy are different and may conflict, and that no philosophy can avoid adopting a thetical position towards the world.
In other words, it is precisely the prospective feature of perception that determines the need to overcome the alternative between the traditional "being-in-itself" and "being-for-itself" and that, as a pre-categorical dimension, it escapes the "objectification" of the thetical consciousness.
I will then provide a reading of two examples--'Of Truth' and 'Of Anger'--in order to show, first, how Bacon employs a 'thetical' rhetoric to engage the rational faculties and, second, the importance that has for his role as a counsellor of people who live with moral intentions in the compromising troubles of civic politics as well as its importance for 'training' readers to resist the Baconian 'idols'.
Art, conceived apart from any concrete work, is simply the abstract, immediate subjective form (the I in its thetical immediacy) of the spirit discussed earlier.
In brief, we should not just be reactionary, but rather be thetical and positive.
Yet this is what Schelling has in mind: the intellectual intuition is not a reflexive or thetical knowledge.
is anti thetical to the primary objective of scientific explanation: the formulation of powerful law-like generalizations about potentially infinite classes of phenomena." [9]
Fair T's Hypo- Market Adjusted thetical Discount Asset Value Basis Gain Amount Asset 1 (ordinary) $45.00 $40.00 $2.50 -- Asset 2 (ordinary) 2.50 10.00 (3.75) -- Asset 3 (capital) 75.00 25.00 37.50 $3.90 Asset 4 (capital) 117.50 100.00 8.75 6.10 Total $240.00 $175.00 $45.00 $10.00
The log-log func- tion was extended beyond the range of observations in 1982 to impute hypo- thetical base-year prices both for large computers produced after 1982 and for small computers produced before 1982.