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Posit   Listen
verb
Posit  v. t.  (past & past part. posited; pres. part. positing)  
1.
To dispose or set firmly or fixedly; to place or dispose in relation to other objects.
2.
(Logic) To assume as real or conceded; as, to posit a principle.






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"Posit" Quotes from Famous Books



... be the Vedantin who tells us that the material universe is the result of Brahm invested with illusion, or the Sankya philosopher who attributes it to prakriti—the power of nature; or the Veisashika sage who traces it to eternal atoms; they all practically posit ...
— India's Problem Krishna or Christ • John P. Jones

... common sense affirms and Berkeley denies. In any case it was a work of great merit to have transferred the existence of objects beyond our ideas, of things-in-themselves, out of the region of the self-evident into the region of the problematical. We never get beyond the circle of our ideas, and if we posit a thing-in-itself as the ground and object of the idea, this also is simply a thought, an idea. For us there is no being except that of the perceiver and the perceived. Later we shall meet two other forms of idealism, in Leibnitz and Fichte. Both of these agree with Berkeley ...
— History Of Modern Philosophy - From Nicolas of Cusa to the Present Time • Richard Falckenberg

... they will transform that view into something far more orthodox. For a real fluidity and an absolute immediacy are not compatible. To believe in real change you must put some trust in representation, and if you posit a real past and a real future you posit independent objects. In absolute immediacy, on the contrary, instead of change taken realistically, you can have only a feeling of change. The flux becomes an idea in the ...
— Winds Of Doctrine - Studies in Contemporary Opinion • George Santayana

... our vital economies go—that draws new matter into the vortex and casts the used-up material out—in short, that creates and keeps up the unstable condition, the seesaw upon which life depends? To enable the mind to grasp it we have to invent or posit some principle, call it the vital force, as so many have done and still do, or call it molecular force, as Tyndall does, or the power of God, as our orthodox brethren do, it matters not. We are on the border-land between ...
— The Breath of Life • John Burroughs

... naturally colour all views of life and of the existence of the Soul. And here steps in the profound difference between Atheism and Pantheism; both posit an Existence at present inscrutable by human faculties, of which all phenomena are modes; but to the Atheist that Existence manifests as Force-Matter, unconscious, unintelligent, while to the Pantheist it manifests as Life-Matter, conscious, intelligent. To ...
— Annie Besant - An Autobiography • Annie Besant



Words linked to "Posit" :   assumption, pose, postulate, premise, fix, place, insist, lay, put, state, position, advise, logic, Bayes' postulate, set, proposition, presuppose, bury, deposit, submit, suppose, premiss, put forward, situate, assert



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