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.
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.