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Conjecture

 

the restoration of a part of a text that is unreadable or completely absent in the original manuscript, which a researcher introduces into a text in the course of a scholarly description. The reconstruction of a text is based on historical, linguistic, and paleographic data. The use of certain textual elements is assumed to be systematic throughout a manuscript, for example, uniform makeup and consistency in orthography and in the use of words, syntactic forms, and expressions. Reconstruction is also possible on the basis of more general historical and philological data, as, for instance, the restoration of standard ritual or juridical formulas.

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If beauty is always bizarre (and, in this aspect, timeless), what makes any given particular work of art bizarre (what would make it "faire vibrer, conjecturer, et ...
Closely tied to Popper's vision of an "open society", as the book's subtitle suggests, republicanism refers to an institutional structure that both a) encourages risk-seeking (the Popperian bold conjecturer) and b) recognizes the existence of a public good or civic ideal which transcends specific individual and group interests.
la conjecture a ete pour eux une source d'opinions grossieres, l'art qui decide de la vie des homme n'a ete dans leur esprit que l'art dangereux de conjecturer. L'analogie les a jettes dans des ecarts qui sont encore plus honteux pour la raison.(32)