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  • n. Plural form of proposition.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of proposition.


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  • Because understanding a lot about who's on the other side of the table, figuring out how to put together win-win propositions, I think is at the essence of good management and I think of good partnerships.

    Transcript: Irene Rosenfeld

  • One of the value propositions is that security and safety are major issues in these countries, and so mobile wallets in some ways offer a safer alternative to cash.

    Mobile Wallet: Coming Soon?

  • Like a vote for Ralph Nader, or a decision to not vote at all, a "default no" on ballot propositions is a particularly pointless act of political protest.

    Unilateral Disarmament

  • But even though neither of those propositions is especially controversial among political scientists, both are hugely unpopular with political junkies.

    Matthew Yglesias » Where’s the Fight?

  • But they need a reorientation to help them grasp how "brand ideas" are constructed and I think JWT is quite good at translating global brand building truths into a "paradigm" or "framework" that leads to long-term propositions and justifies price premiums -- of both their brands and JWT's services!

    Tom Doctoroff: Advertising in China: What's New, What's Not

  • Yes, these attitudes are connected to certain propositions, but not solely in the assent/dissent manner.

    Matthew Yglesias » The New Atheism

  • "Abstract" by Michael Bagnulo: "This paper argues that at least one of the following propositions is true: (1) the human species is very likely to go extinct before reaching a 'posthuman' stage; (2) any posthuman civilization is extremely unlikely to run a significant number of simulations of their evolutionary history (or variations thereof); (3) we are almost certainly living in a computer simulation."

    October 2007

  • He also is adamant that Christian faith as a way of life is not to be confused with a set of beliefs because “belief is a cognitive attitude which holds certain propositions as being true or false” (18).

    Matthew Yglesias » Before There Was Early Rawls…

  • If you think belief in religious propositions is a matter of faith generated by some kind of direct apprehension of their truth, then training in syllogisms is not going to count as providing the relevant expertise.

    Explaining Atheism

  • But we believe that such important investments are long-term propositions -- a little discipline now will ensure that we have the resources to fund them consistently for years to come.

    Congress Must Pay for What It Spends


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