Social Research Glossary


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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-20, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International,

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 19 December, 2019 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2020.


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core definition

An apodictic (or apodeictic) proposition is one that asserts that something is necessarily the case or that something is impossible.

explanatory context

Apodictic is a term initially associated with Aritotelian logic. It has also been used by Edmund Husserl in his analysis of transcendental phenomenology. Husserl argues that the essence of social phenomena are self-evident to the transcendental phenomenologist. Essences are known apodicticly through a process of bracketing away the superfluous clutter of the social world (a process known as époché).

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