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premise
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

10 uses
  • Let's examine, he said, what follows from the premise that anything not composed of mass...energy is unreal or unimportant.
    Part 3 (34% in)
  • Secondly, if one starts with the premise that all our knowledge comes to us through our senses, one must ask, From what sense data is our knowledge of causation received?
    Part 2 (40% in)
  • If one accepts the premise that all knowledge comes to us through our senses, Hume says, then one must logically conclude that both "Nature" and "Nature's laws" are creations of our own imagination.
    Part 2 (40% in)
  • The text started with the premise that if rhetoric is to be taught at all at a University level it should be taught as a branch of reason, not as a mystic art.
    Part 2 (97% in)
  • A dilemma,which is Greek for "two premises," has been likened to the front end of an angry and charging bull.
    Part 3 (30% in)
  • If he accepted the premise that Quality was objective, he was impaled on one horn of the dilemma.
    Part 3 (30% in)
  • If he accepted the other premise that Quality was subjective, he was impaled on the other horn.
    Part 3 (30% in)
  • Socrates, that ancient enemy of rhetorical argument, would have sent Phaedrus flying for this one, saying, "Yes, I accept your premise that I'm incompetent on the matter of Quality.
    Part 3 (31% in)
  • This form of argument rests on the truth that if the inevitable conclusions from a set of premises are absurd then it follows logically that at least one of the premises that produced them is absurd.
    Part 3 (34% in)
  • This form of argument rests on the truth that if the inevitable conclusions from a set of premises are absurd then it follows logically that at least one of the premises that produced them is absurd.
    Part 3 (34% in)

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