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categorical proposition

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  • Categorical proposition — A CATEGORICAL PROPOSITION is what gives a direct assertion of agreement or disagreement between the subject term and predicate term. It is a proposition that affirms or denies a predicate of a subject.Examples::Midshipman Davis serves on H.M.S.… …   Wikipedia

  • categorical proposition — In syllogistic, a proposition in which the predicate is affirmed or denied of all or part of the subject. Thus, categorical propositions are of four basic forms: Every S is P, No S is P, Some S is P, and Some S is not P. These are designated by… …   Universalium

  • categorical proposition — Traditionally a proposition that is not a conditional . As with the affirmative and negative, modern opinion is wary of the distinction, since what appears categorical may vary with the choice of a primitive vocabulary and notation. Apparently… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • categorical proposition — noun : a proposition having the verbal form of direct assertion or denial …   Useful english dictionary

  • Categorical — Cat e*gor ic*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a category. [1913 Webster] 2. Not hypothetical or relative; admitting no conditions or exceptions; declarative; absolute; positive; express; as, a categorical proposition, or answer. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Categorical — See:* Categorical imperative * Morley s categoricity theorem * Categorical data analysis * Categorical distribution * Categorical logic * Categorical syllogism * Categorical proposition * Categorization * Categorical perception * Category theory… …   Wikipedia

  • proposition — Synonyms and related words: a priori principle, a priori truth, accost, advance, affair, affirmance, affirmation, allegation, announcement, annunciation, approach, apriorism, assertion, asseveration, assumed position, assumption, attempt,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Categorical imperative — Part of a series on Immanue …   Wikipedia

  • categorical — categorically, adv. categoricalness, n. /kat i gawr i keuhl, gor /, adj. 1. without exceptions or conditions; absolute; unqualified and unconditional: a categorical denial. 2. Logic. a. (of a proposition) analyzable into a subject and an… …   Universalium

  • categorical — cat•e•gor•i•cal [[t]ˌkæt ɪˈgɔr ɪ kəl, ˈgɒr [/t]] also cat e•gor′ic adj. 1) without exceptions or conditions; absolute: a categorical denial[/ex] 2) pho logic a) (of a proposition) analyzable into a subject and an attribute related by a copula, as …   From formal English to slang

  • categorical — /kætəˈgɒrɪkəl / (say katuh gorikuhl) adjective 1. not involving a condition, qualification, etc.; explicit; direct: a categorical answer. 2. Logic (of a proposition) unconditional, straightforwardly true or false. 3. of, relating to, or in a… …   Australian English dictionary

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