But there is no such universal assent.
The monarch gives Royal Assent which is a mere formality.
” In 1974 he produced Modern Dogma and the Rhetoric of Assent, a plea for reasoned assent in the educational community that was prompted by events on the Chicago campus.
While assent is voluntary, impressions are not (cf.
Conception is produced by definition, assent by proof.
Drawing on his account of probable impressions, Carneades defended two views about assent.
Once again, he resorts to conceptualization and assent as the basic tools of our knowledge.
Building on this account of probable impressions, Carneades defended two views about assent.
Human action is generated through “assent” to practical impressions; such assent sets off impulse (hormê).
While there are many passages in the Critical period where Kant promotes assent, this is a view in line with some fasciles of the Opus Postumum.
Tûsî immediately goes on to lay out grounds for assent to propositions, for example, because they are primary, or because they are agreed for the purposes of discussion.
Rather, we say that they do not hold beliefs in the sense in which some say that belief is assent to some unclear object of investigation in the sciences; for Pyrrhonists do not assent to anything unclear.
As Pinto 2001 points out, the aim of many arguments does not appear to be assent to the truth of a proposition but the withholding of assent (or full assent) or a particular attitude or emotional state.
The Stoics, followed by Antiochus in his dogmatic phase, argued that this position is self-refuting since to adopt a position is to assent to its component doctrines and assent is impossible without taking oneself to know.
He goes on to argue that various fallback positions – assent when they understand, assent when they begin to reason, capacity to assent under appropriate conditions – all reduce the claim to a sort of triviality.
…book of theology since 1845, An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent (commonly known as The Grammar of Assent), which contained a further consideration of the nature of faith and an attempt to show how faith can possess certainty when it rises out of evidence that can never…
Central to the above account avoiding Della Rocca’s circle is (among other claims) the thesis that clear and distinct perceptions are assent-compelling – i.e., as Descartes writes, that “the nature of my mind is such that I cannot but assent to these things, at least so long as I clearly perceive them.”
(a) We have a proposition, consisting of interrelated images, and possibly partly of sensations; (b) we have the feeling of assent, which is presumably a complex sensation demanding analysis; (c) we have a relation, actually subsisting, between the assent and the proposition, such as is expressed by saying that the proposition in question is what is assented to.
With the account of perceptual similarity in place, we can say what it is for a sentence to be observational for me: if I am disposed to assent to it on one occasion on which I have a certain neural intake, then I will also be disposed to assent to it on any other occasion on which I have neural intake which is (sufficiently) perceptually similar for me at that time.
Arguments aim to bring about assent; more precisely (see Text 8 above), when conceptions have been gained that produce in the mind both the meaning of the terms in a given proposition, and the form of composition of these terms, assent “occurs when there takes place in the mind a relating of this form to the things themselves as being in accordance with them…” In fact, different kinds of discourse can bring about one or other kind of assent, or something enough like assent to be included in a general theory of discourse.
- to agree or express agreement
Example: The Maestro assented to the request for an encore
- agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
Example: he gave his assent eagerly
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Arguments aim to bring about assent more precisely see Text 8 above when conceptions have been gained that produce in the mind both the meaning of the terms in a given proposition and the form of composition of these terms assent occurs when there takes place in the mind a relating of this form to the things themselves as being in accordance with them… In fact different kinds of discourse can bring about one or other kind of assent or something enough like assent to be included in a general theory of discourse