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Definition of Categorical

Categorical

  1. Of or pertaining to a category.
  2. Not hypothetical or relative; admitting no conditions or exceptions; declarative; absolute; positive; express; as, a categorical proposition, or answer.

Categorical Quotations

A categorical imperative would be one which represented an action as objectively necessary in itself, without reference to any other purpose.
Immanuel Kant

My conscience is informed by reason. It's like Kant's categorical imperative: behave to others as you would wish they behaved to you.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

After the end of the Second World War it was a categorical imperative for us to declare that we renounced war forever in a central article of the new Constitution.
Kenzaburo Oe

President Obama's policies have been categorical failures for our country. Unemployment is over nine percent, our deficits are growing, and small businesses are being burdened with regulations.
Timothy Griffin

It is characteristic of the epistemological tradition to present us with partial scenarios and then to demand whole or categorical answers as it were.
Avrum Stroll
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Categorical Translations

categorical in Italian is categorico

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