Proposition vs Cognitivism - What's the difference?

proposition | cognitivism |

As nouns the difference between proposition and cognitivism

is that proposition is (uncountable) the act of offering (an idea) for consideration while cognitivism is (philosophy) the view that ethical sentences express propositions and are therefore capable of being true or false.

As a verb proposition

is to propose a plan to (someone).




  • (uncountable) The act of offering (an idea) for consideration.
  • (countable) An idea or a plan offered.
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  • (countable, business settings) The terms of a transaction offered.
  • (countable, US, politics) In some states, a proposed statute or constitutional amendment to be voted on by the electorate.
  • (countable, logic) The content of an assertion that may be taken as being true or false and is considered abstractly without reference to the linguistic sentence that constitutes the assertion.
  • (countable, mathematics) An assertion so formulated that it can be considered true or false.
  • (countable, mathematics) An assertion which is provably true, but not important enough to be called a theorem.
  • A statement of religious doctrine; an article of faith; creed.
  • the propositions of Wyclif and Huss
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • Some persons change their propositions according as their temporal necessities or advantages do turn.
  • (poetry) The part of a poem in which the author states the subject or matter of it.
  • Synonyms

    * (act of offering an idea for consideration) proposal, suggestion * (idea or plan offered) proposal, suggestion * (terms offered) proposal * (content of an assertion) statement * (proposed statute or constitutional amendment)


    (en verb)
  • To propose a plan to (someone).
  • To propose some illicit behaviour to (someone). Often sexual in nature.
  • Derived terms

    * propositional ----




    (-) (wikipedia cognitivism)
  • (philosophy) The view that ethical sentences express propositions and are therefore capable of being true or false.
  • (arts) The view that a work of art is valuable if it contributes to knowledge.
  • (psychology) The view that mental function can be understood as the internal manipulation of symbols according to a set of rules.