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  • n. Plural form of certainty.

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Examples

  • The ascription of an alethic morphology to the mass of epistemic certainties is always ultimately a premise in and of itself, a supposition of relevance.

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books

  • "Lobo" fans can still harbor some hope, as Silver doesn't speak in certainties.

    ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Sequel Fast-Tracked, Guy Ritchie Off ‘Lobo’ » MTV Movies Blog

  • My first thought on hearing this summary of Buddhism was how very much it reminded me of Rudolf Bultmann's definition of faith in keeping with the existentialist Christian tradition as depending on nothing but God, as letting go of all so-called certainties, including doctrinal and religious ones, which turn out to be idols when we cling to them.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • In fact, we now know as certainties, various articles of which no record is to be found in any ancient writer; for the affairs of

    An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa

  • All other so-called certainties are beliefs of greater or less intensity.

    The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

  • Then there come the lesser certainties, that is to say, the certainties that justify practical action.

    From a College Window

  • Beyond the task of extricating women's liberation from the straightjacket of male-conceived leftist 'certainties' concerning emancipation, 'neofeminists', as the mass organisations sometimes referred to them, emphasised the distinct, equally systematic exploitation of women by men, adding women's sexuality and reproductive function as key sites of a power struggle, in addition to the relatively well-theorised impact of the capitalist mode of production on gender relations.

    Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity

  • While the term postmodernism is often used to describe an aesthetic, artistic worldview characterized by a distrust of theories and ideology, I think it usefully applies (or rather should apply) to the "certainties" on both sides in the religion vs. atheism debate.

    Frank Schaeffer: The "New Atheist" Crusade and Me

  • They expected the same kind of certainties they had known before.

    Bad Luck and Trouble

  • For someone criticizing those with absolutist dedication to unchangeable 'certainties' his tone seems remarkably absolutist and certain.

    There was a time when Frank Schaeffer's anger...

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