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DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405106795.2004.x


L ogic [from Greek apo , from + deiktikos , to be able to show] Also spelled apodictic, that which is demonstrable, necessarily true or absolutely certain. Aristotle contrasted the apodeictic (beyond dispute) with the eristic (subject to dispute). Kant distinguished the apodeictic (necessary) from the problematic (possible) and the assertoric (actual). All three belong to the modal categories. An apodeictic judgment has the form of “X must be Y” or “X cannot be Y.” “Geometric propositions are one and all apodeictic, that is, are bound up with the consciousness of their necessity.” Kant, Critique of Pure Reason ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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