I'm writing an essay for a critical thinking course, and I'm evaluating the following claim:
Without application in the world, the value of knowledge is greatly diminished.
What is a word for the phrase "Without application in the world"? I considered the "predicate" of the claim, but it doesn't seem to fit. It's also not quite a "prerequisite", either. This question seemed similar, but doesn't quite answer my question.
I'm looking to finish the sentence In order to evaluate the claim as a whole, we must take the ~~~ as true, however, this is not necessarily the case either.