Thesis statement

The thesis ( from Ancient Greek θέσις thesis, be imputed set, assertion ') refers to a scientifically or conjecture is a guiding principle.


A thesis is an idea or proposition whose truth content need proof. The author of a thesis asserts the truth. Is not tenable the hypothesis, it must be discarded. Otherwise, it can be stated in the thesis.

A thesis is generally considered a statement that is intended to highlight the essence of a complex of statements pragmatic and bring to bear.

The difference between a theorem and a thesis falls within the pragmatic field of teaching of the statement.

If a thesis is wrong, no kind of evidence can justify. The proof depends on the type of to appropriate rules (see below).

A working hypothesis is a provisionally established thesis.

For the application of known theories

Occasionally ensure theses - about 1517 Luther's 95 theses against the practice of selling indulgences - for too explosive.

Together with antithesis and synthesis forms the thesis dialectical triad.

A scientific form of the thesis is the hypothesis.

Scientific theories

A scientific theory is not subject to special rules.

To increase the acceptance of a theory in the scientific environment in the natural sciences, a thesis should

  • Be a clear and well-defined judgment,
  • Be falsifiable,
  • Remain the same during her presentation,
  • Any other accepted theory contradict,
  • Restrict any other accepted thesis
  • Not contain a logical contradiction,
  • Be supported by verifiable facts,
  • Be a self-evident judgment.

Thesis as a concept in other languages

In France thesis also referred to the thesis ( thèse de doctorat ), similar to thesis in the Anglo- Saxon world.