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- adj. Having a declaration, statement, or proposition
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Containing or consisting of a declaration, statement, or proposition; declaratory.
- n. The logical theory of the proposition.
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Aristotle, in his time, distinguished between semantic and apophantic propositions, and noted, that if all propositions be _semantic_, not all are _apophantic_.
Which shows that, umm, an apophantic cannot hold back the tide of fact checkers.
Or perhaps, prove to be just so much apophantic-ness.
He determines language no longer as apophantic assertion, but as the appropriation that brings being-there to its essence and makes it the 'there' of Being.
I had a few philosophy teachers in France who felt very uneasy about confusing the apophatic with the apophantic.
Semi-coincidentally, I turned on the computer this morning intending to look up apophantic, which I'd come across in Husserl, and also comes from apo and phaino.
Language is art, not in so far as it is apophantic, but in so far as it is, generically, semantic.
Aristotle, when he wished to give an example of those propositions which were not _apophantic_, but generically _semantic_ (we should say, not logical, but purely Aesthetic), and did not predicate the logically true and false, but nevertheless said something, gave as example invocation or prayer, _hae enchae_.
Aristotle, then, is still discussing the said rhetorical and poetical propositions, semantic and not apophantic, and he remarks that in them there rules no distinction between true and false: _to alaetheueion hae pseudeothai ouk hyparchei_.
“apophantic” (Black (1990) 53), which I give here as
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