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Sep 25, 2007, 03:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Starks)

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"They are called cognitive presuppositions.

"That's just a fancy way of saying something makes so much logical sense that it would be silly to think of it any other way. We're not talking about assumptions here, although the two would be easy enough to argue over in a semantics class. Cognitive presuppositions are what we use to both gauge and make sense of our world and we assume that the majority of people hold the same belief... which might be a cognitive presupposition in itself. Here are some examples that may or may not be entirely correct. Regardless, you will see what we are talking about..."

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