Definition of logical necessity in English:

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logical necessity

noun

1That state of things that obliges something to be as it is because no alternative is logically possible.
Example sentences
  • In demanding for empirical statements the safeguard of logical necessity, these philosophers have failed to see that they would thereby rob them of their factual content.
  • Nevertheless, he did not prove their logical necessity.
  • Hence, in his terms, there are physical necessity, logical necessity, mathematical necessity, and moral necessity.
1.1A thing that logically must be so.
Example sentences
  • We do not observe compliance to authority merely because it is a transient cultural or historical phenomenon, but because it flows from the logical necessities of social organization.
  • Indeed, these justifications are widely assumed to be, in some sense, universal, because they are taken to be logical necessities.
  • The internal logical necessities of atomic physics and the war led to the bomb.

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Syllabification: log·i·cal ne·ces·si·ty

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