Assertoric

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An assertoric proposition in Aristotelian logic merely asserts that something is (or is not) the case, in contrast to problematic propositions which assert the possibility of something being true, or apodeictic propositions which assert things which are necessarily or self-evidently true or false.[1] For instance, "Chicago is larger than Omaha" is assertoric. "A corporation could be wealthier than a country" is problematic. "Two plus two equals four" is apodeictic.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kant contrasts "apodictic" with "problematic" and "assertoric" in the Critique of Pure Reason, on page A70/B95.

References[edit]

  • Anthony Flew. A Dictionary of Philosophy – Revised Second Edition St. Martin's Press, NY, 1979

External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of assertoric at Wiktionary