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Saturday, September 29, 2018

What is a proposition?


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What is a proposition? Here is my definition:


A proposition is a representation to be considered


I believe that propositions are not necessarily beliefs. Sometimes people make propositions for the purpose of evaluation rather than asserting their opinion. In this regard, a proposition is a tool to help people organize their thoughts. Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (in the above photo) once said,


"If a false thought is so much as expressed boldly and clearly, a great deal has already been gained." (Culture and Value, 1980 posthumous)



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