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Contingent

In context of liabilities, those liabilities that do not yet appear on the balance sheet (ie. guarantees, supports, lawsuit settlements). For support or recourse, the trigger may occur at any time in the future.
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Specifically, Greco's struggle with skeptical arguments from Descartes (chapter 2), Hume (chapters 2 and 6), and Aristotle (chapter 5), along with his responses to various objections to such arguments (mainly chapters 3 and 4), reveals five theses to which any adequate epistemology must answer: (i) "not all evidential relations are inferential"; (ii) "sensory evidence in particular can be non-inferential"; (iii) "some knowledge can be foundational"; (iv) "inferences that are only contingently reliable can nevertheless give rise to knowledge"; (v) "knowers can be sensitive to the reliability of their [contingently reliable] inferences" (p.
Patten, however, sees that freedom for both thinkers involves autonomous agency, that is, abstracting from one's contingently given desires and inclinations and acting on thought and reason alone.
The main problems with Russellian singular propositions is that they can contain contingently existing (physical) constituents, and hence can wind up existing contingently themselves.
differentiate, sometimes denominatively (by attribution) and sometimes by proportionality (and sometimes both at once) compared to applications to contingently, existing things" (p.
95-100]; or the Rousseau scholar may not willingly concede that "Rousseauian self-governance is empty as well as only contingently available" [p.
Such content is extrinsically and contingently related to what it represents.
At least from the standpoint of understanding relapse, operant SDs, unlike Pavlovian stimulus-reinforcer relations, have been shown to reinstate extinguished operant responding when presented contingently and noncontingently on behavior.