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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.
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(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.
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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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But true dialogue cannot take place as long as one party to the conversation determines all the factors of the discussion apodictically.
Instead, what is being affirmed is that neither party can be apodictically certain that her belief is true.
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In an inversion of his equally notorious argument from the reality of freedom to that of the moral law in the third and final section of the Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, (1) Kant claims in the second Critique that an "undeniable [-unleugbar]" and "apodictically certain [apodiktisch gewiss]" (2) fact of the moral law underlies the reality of his concept of a transcendental, a priori faculty of freedom.
The father's point of view apodictically and generically refers to Articles 29 and 30 of the Constitution, especially about "the child's fundamental right to be educated according to both parents' principles and religious education." This last statement raises the child as a passive object of her parents' desires, especially in consideration of the environment of origin of her father.
(22) This structure is neither apodictically accountable, nor always slipping down the rabbit hole of context-dependent perception.
(11) It is apodictically true that rent control will decrease the quality and quantity of rental units below the level that would have otherwise obtained in the absence of this law.
Here the narrator identifies with Ciccio and relates Ciccio's story apodictically without questioning the absolute assertions it contains.
The unity approaches these latter as a judge, its syntheses creating judgements as apodictically true statements.
Kant says that transcendental idealism "will be proved, apodictically not hypothetically, from the nature of our representations of space and time and from the elementary concepts of the understanding".