Proofs Glossary


Concepts used in understanding the basic arguments

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R

Rational

Definitions: 1) containing and agreeable to reason or understanding; 2) the recognition of reality; insight; 3) a person with stable mental functions, normal intellectual abilities, and consistent thought processes

Reality

Definitions: 1) existing in and of itself as a physical fact, a logical truth, or a spiritual value; 2) genuine; 3) having objective actuality; 4) of sensible and practical usefulness

Reason

Definitions: 1) a rational ground or motive; 2) something supporting a conclusion or explanation of fact; 3) the ability to arrive at satisfactory conclusions; 4) an acceptable explanation giving credence to an argument; and intelligible argument; 5) the power of comprehending, inferring, or thinking in an orderly logical way; 6) the formulation of assumptions as foundations for discovery of the unknown

S

Spiritual

Definitions: 1) pertaining to the spirit or soul as distinguished from the body; 2) from or concerned with the higher part of the mind; 3) consisting of pure essence; incorporeal; 4) showing much refinement of thought and feeling; 5) having to do with religion or the church; sacred, devotional, or ecclesiastical; not lay or temporal; the moral aspect; 6) supernatural; supra-personal

Subjective

Definitions: 1) of or relating to the essential being of that which has substance, qualities, attributes, or relations; 2) characteristic of or belonging to reality as perceived rather than verified independently; 3) peculiar to particular individual views, experience, or background; knowledge conditioned by personal mental characteristics; 4) arising out of, or identified by, means of one's perception of one's own state of mind and conscious processes

T

True

Definitions: 1) conforming to fact; real; 2) genuine; pure; legitimate; 3) loyal to a friend, idea, or ideal; faithful; steadfast; 4) honest; sincere; upright; 5) reliable; certain; 6) conforming to an established standard <true north>; exact; precise; accurate; 7) reflecting the essential character <true meaning>; 8) in proper order; in alignment to an important point or ideal; 9) logically necessary

Truth

Definitions: 1) the quality of being in accordance with or conforming to actual experience, facts, and reality; 2) the ideal of fundamental objective reality apart from and transcending perceived experience; 3) subjective existence portrayed to oneself or to others with honesty; integrity; veracity; 4) expressing sincerity in action, character, and utterance; 5) in agreement with a common standard or a collective idea

V

Valid

Definitions: 1) well-grounded or justifiable; 2) conforming to accepted principals; 3) persuasive enough to oblige acceptance


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