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Premise

a statement that an argument claims will induce or justify a conclusion
(Redirected from Axiom)

A premise or premiss is a statement that an argument claims will justify a conclusion.

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  • A theory is the more impressive the greater the simplicity of its premises is, the more different kinds of things it relates, and the more extended its area of applicability.
    • Albert Einstein, "Autobiographical Notes," in Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist, P. Schlipp, ed. (Cambridge University Press, London: 1949), p. 33

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