Definition of presupposition in English:
1A thing tacitly assumed beforehand at the beginning of a line of argument or course of action: images that challenge presuppositions about feminine handiwork
More example sentences
- Discourse ethics has an a priori foundation: the presuppositions of discourse or argument.
- The argument explores, therefore, the presuppositions of this self-consciousness.
- First, often the very questions which challenge the presuppositions of a given problem are those which on their face seem most naïve.
1.1The action or state of presupposing or being presupposed.
- Notice that the therapist did not explain or justify this presupposition in a preamble but simply embedded it in the question.
- He has tutored Catherine in a form of intertextual ‘reading’ by analogy that forces likeness through automatic and inappropriate presupposition.
- Using Clendinnen's private lives to preface this very public one is a tactic meant to stay the hand of presupposition and the stereotypes it holds.
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