undemonstrable


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It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a Familiar or Genius, by whose impulses the man is guided but whose counsels he cannot impart; which is company for him, so that such men are often solitary, or if they chance to be social, do not need society but can entertain themselves very well alone.
The relationship of faith as belief that involves the acceptance of an undemonstrable proposition that I acknowledge to be true.
In short, the basis of the Chicago position, as of others, inevitably is an initial axiom which is itself an undemonstrable article of faith.
This is not to say that individual fundamentalists have no genuine faith in God, an ungenerous and undemonstrable claim.
As Nietzsche writes: "[t]he [true] world, unattainable, undemonstrable, cannot be promised, but even when merely thought of a consolation, a duty, an imperative.
Aristotle likens it to "perception" and "judgment," and it is clear that phronesis includes nous ("intuition," "understanding," sometimes simply "sense"), the virtue--which is also a part of sophia or wisdom--by which the intellect is able to grasp undemonstrable truths.
In each of the six cases examined, amateur (and even vaguely professional) investigators root about in the back woods for some mythical monster; each makes a vague and undemonstrable discovery.
And a recent survey article on naturalism in philosophy of science describes Nagel's presidential address, cited above, as arguing against the objection that, "in committing itself to the logic of scientific proof without further foundations, naturalism is quite analogous to religious belief in resting on unsupported and undemonstrable faith" (Rosenberg, 1996, p.
I would argue rather that these `contemporary theorists' (3) cannot logically make such a distinction, because to do so would be to claim an undemonstrable authority and privileged knowledge.
Of the "failure" of this or that "socialist program" (often juxtaposed to the implied -- generally undemonstrable -- path to success had the counterfactual "correct path" been followed)?
The definition of immediates is an undemonstrable positing of what they are.
As Powers notes, explaining photographer August Sander's failed attempt to record "his human encyclopedia," Man of the Twentieth Century: "The shattered, overambitious, unfinished work seems the best possible vehicle for its undemonstrable subject.