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- adj. Asserting that a thing is.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Asserting that a thing is; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Asserting a fact as true, but not holding it to be necessary. See assertory, the common form.
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In the first case it is a problematical, in the second an assertorial practical principle.
The hypothetical imperative which expresses the practical necessity of an action as means to the advancement of happiness is assertorial.
We have here only to do with the distinction of imperatives into problematical, assertorial, and apodeictic.
Paul gets at veridiction with his talk of "the word of faith" being in your mouth and heart - later Christianity bastardizes this by turning faith into an assertorial rather than veridictive reality.
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