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apodictic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj apodictic of a proposition; necessarily true or logically certain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Apodictic Same as Apodeictic.
    • a Apodictic Self-evident; intuitively true; evident beyond contradiction.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • apodictic Demonstrative; incontestable because demonstrated or demonstrable; of the nature of necessary proof.
    • apodictic In logic, a term descriptive of a form of judgment in which the connection of subject and predicate is asserted to be necessary; asserting its own necessity. Thus, “Two spheres whose centers are distant from each other by less than the sum of their radii must intersect” would be an apodictic judgment. Such judgments may be false. This use of the word appears to have originated with Kant.
    • n apodictic The logical doctrine of demonstration and of science.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. apodicticus, Gr., fr. to point out, to show by argument; from + to show

Usage

In literature:

Apodictic / \ Necessity and Contingency.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
Kant contrasts apodictical with problematic and assertorical judgments.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
The fixed, impregnable, socalled apodictical facts are nothing but tautologies, if seen at close range.
"The Positive Outcome of Philosophy" by Joseph Dietzgen
But it is not demonstration (apodictic).
"A History of Philosophy in Epitome" by Albert Schwegler
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In poetry:

Strange is it not that, oft her Dolour cloaking
In hurried Puffs with Nonchalance provoking,
No woman reads that apodictic Ode
"How to be Happy Even Though You're Smoking?"
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin