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  • noun Plural form of premiss.

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  • True indeed it is that here and there a voice has been lifted up in the way of protest [246] against the proposed inference from the familiar premisses; (for the self-same statements have now been so often reproduced, that the eye grows weary at last of the ever-recurring string of offending vocables:) -- but, with one honorable exception [247], men do not seem to have ever thought of calling the premisses themselves in question: examining the statements one by one: contesting the ground inch by inch: refusing absolutely to submit to any dictation whatever in this behalf: insisting on bringing the whole matter to the test of severe inquiry, and making every detail the subject of strict judicial investigation.

    The Last Twelve Verses of the Gospel According to S. Mark Vindicated Against Recent Critical Objectors and Established

  • True indeed it is that here and there a voice has been lifted up in the way of protest (245) against the proposed inference from the familiar premisses; (for the self-same statements have now been so often reproduced, that the eye grows weary at last of the ever-recurring string of offending vocables:) — but, with _one_ honorable exception, (246) men do not seem to have ever thought of calling the premisses themselves in question: examining the statements one by one: contesting the ground inch by inch: refusing absolutely to submit to any dictation whatever in this behalf: insisting on bringing the whole matter to the test of severe inquiry, and making every detail the subject of strict judicial investigation.

    The Last Twelve Verses of the Gospel According to S. Mark

  • We ought then both to examine such kind of premisses, and such change and variation of them, by which in the course of questioning or answering, or in making the syllogistic conclusion, or in any other such way, the premisses undergo variations, and give occasion to the foolish to be confounded, if they do not see what conclusions are.

    The Discourses of Epictetus

  • ; the third, ‘Of what kind of premisses does it consist?’

    Topics

  • The example of the felling of the Berlin Wall should be proof enough that people can, and do, suddenly see through the logical fallacies upon which their society can become based -- so that when a society's structures are formed on shaky premisses, it will eventually crumble.

    You Can Do Anything You Put Your Mind To: A Noble Lie?, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • And after this we declared unto her Grace according to our instruccions for what causes the Lordes of the Kinges Majesties Counsell had appointed Rochester, Inglefeld, and Walgrave, being her servantes, to open the premisses [forbidding the Latin mass] unto her, and how yll and untruly they had used themselfes in the charge committed unto them, and besydes that, how they had manifestly disobeyed the Kinges Majesties Counsell, &c.

    From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558

  • Who are you tellling to leave the premisses, and via which root?

    Making Light: Open thread 135

  • So there is no consensus at all: all premisses of paleoclimatology are rejected by neo-climatologists, and vice versa.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Lots of places for musicians to jam, one big jam in the Conference Hall on the premisses on Saturday August 1, 12pm SLT 9pm local time

    Admire’ 09 31th of July till 2 August’ 09 in Panhoven Zevenaar, Holland - SLOG

  • Lots of places for musicians to jam, one big jam in the Conference Hall on the premisses on Saturday August 1, 12pm SLT 9pm local time

    Archive 2009-07-01

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