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C, or as an inference (a syllogism) from two premisses A and B to the conclusion C.
148) ('la copresence devant la pensee de premisses ou de conclusions contraires ou contradictoires, entre lesquelles le choix s'avere quasiment impossible': p.
La suprematie de la raison et l'autonomie de l'individu, qui paraissaient autrefois comme les premisses inebranlables de la modernite, animent actuellement des debats de fond.
Given its particular premisses, Faye's book cannot be read as a synthesis of French Renaissance philosophy.
McGann's stance, especially via his critique of To Autumn, is always in view, sometimes authorizing an agenda to be carried out (Terence Hoagwood, Daniel Watkins, Greg Kucich), but also found in those writers who, though disagreeing with its local force, accept McGann's premisses (e.
Because it is incomplete, an enthymeme must have its suppressed premiss or premisses taken into account when the question of its validity arises.
To a large extent, the agent is able to see a situation in the way he wants to (which forms a major part of Thomas' explanation and defence of free agency); and this means that the combination of major and minor premisses for judging an action in a situation is an expression of the agent's desire to see it in a certain way as well as the result of his rational appraisal' (pp.
In general, Bohr scholars now acknowledge both the physical and philosophical premisses as the basis of Bohr's interpretation.
The inference engine handles incomplete information by allowing the rules to fail when information necessary to evaluate the premisses of these rules is not available.
Les premisses de cette rehabilitation du service public commencent a se concretiser a travers certains services de l'administration oE des salles d'attente ont ete reamenagees et des climatiseurs installes pour permettre aux citoyens d'attendre leur tour dans les meilleures conditions.
Ruthven frustrates the expectations which he elicits by providing more anecdotes than analyses and demonstrations of his theoretical premisses.
Such an enquiry is most fruitful when it seems most superfluous, as when she expends much energy to argue (with premisses drawn from Tasso) that The Faerie Queene is an allegory.