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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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40) At stake is the viability of judging that claims both apodictic necessity and objective validity.
The student, meanwhile, may have noticed that AHw indeed gives "translations" of the keyword, usually in apodictic fashion, rarely qualifying the proposed meaning by "etwa," while the CAD only rarely does so, preferring to use a definition or some approximation.
While critical of models of reason that ground truth in apodictic certainties, both thinkers realize that strides in understanding result from the mind's correspondence with reality.
completed, because assurance in such a case never becomes apodictic certainty and, as persuasion, is very dangerous"; Critique of
but also because to say that these disciplines are scientific does not mean that their findings are apodictic and beyond discussion" (58).
In reality they are less apodictic than they seem to be.
83) Perhaps the most characteristic way in which philosophers have tried to speak in more than human voice is to attain absolute precision and apodictic certainty even in metaphysical discourse.
Though many of his arguments have much to be said for them, at other times he does appear to be rather apodictic in taking certain statements to be valid over other ones, citing as a reason, e.
It cannot command the apodictic power of analysis, but it is revealed through the natural patterns of the world; translators of Aristotle invariably render it as "principle.
is essentially correct when he notes that apodictic statements are not laws but fundamental principles upon which legislation of the later community is established.
Phenomenology, then, attempts to serve up "ex hypothesi apodictic knowledge of the world-constitutive powers of transcendental subjectivity.
Are apodictic and ideology-driven minds protecting fanciful interstices of truth not saturated by enveloping change?