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Necessarily or demonstrably true; incontrovertible.

[Latin apodīcticus, from Greek apodeiktikos, from apodeiktos, demonstrable, from apodeiknunai, to demonstrate : apo-, apo- + deiknunai, to show; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

ap′o·dic′ti·cal·ly adv.


(ˌæp əˈdɪk tɪk)

also ap•o•deic•tic


demonstrably or necessarily true.
[1645–55; < Latin apodīcticus < Greek apodeiktikós proving fully. See apo-, deictic]
ap`o•dic′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.apodictic - of a proposition; necessarily true or logically certain
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
true - consistent with fact or reality; not false; "the story is true"; "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true"- B. Russell; "the true meaning of the statement"
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However, neither its grandeur nor its scale is a guarantor of its apodicticity. Several notable issues present themselves in the course of the book.
He begins with a critique of classical phenomenology, exploring issues of apodicticity and axiomatization and finding the big problem to be that phenomenological methodology is inadequate to investigate its own assumptions.
What Meyer demonstrates is that the Cartesian procedure consists first and foremost in denying the reality of language because it claims to avoid all rhetorical procedures: "The reason for such a rejection of rhetorics is easy to understand," explains Meyer: "it is due to the will to set up apodicticity as the norm for rational thought" (23).