# categorical

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**categorical imperative**— n. the Kantian doctrine that one s behavior should be governed by principles which one would have govern the behavior of all people …32

**Categorical imperative**— Part of a series on Immanue …33

**Categorical data**— In statistics, categorical data is that part of an observed dataset that consists of categorical variables, or for data that has been converted into that form, for example as grouped data. More specifically, categorical data may derive from… …34

**Categorical proposition**— A CATEGORICAL PROPOSITION is what gives a direct assertion of agreement or disagreement between the subject term and predicate term. It is a proposition that affirms or denies a predicate of a subject.Examples::Midshipman Davis serves on H.M.S.… …35

**Categorical algebra**— In category theory, a field of mathematics, a categorical algebra is an associative algebra, defined for any locally finite category and commutative ring with unity.It generalizes the notions of group algebra and incidence algebra,just as… …36

**Categorical distribution**— A categorical distribution is the most general distribution whose sample space is the set {1, 2, ..., n }.It is the generalization of the Bernoulli distribution for a categorical random variable.It should not be confused with the multinomial… …37

**categorical proposition**— In syllogistic, a proposition in which the predicate is affirmed or denied of all or part of the subject. Thus, categorical propositions are of four basic forms: Every S is P, No S is P, Some S is P, and Some S is not P. These are designated by… …38

**categorical/hypothetical imperative**— A pair contrasted in Kantian ethics. A hypothetical imperative embeds a command which is in place only given some antecedent desire or project: ‘If you want to look wise, stay quiet.’ The injunction to stay quiet only applies to those with the… …39

**categorical proposition**— Traditionally a proposition that is not a conditional . As with the affirmative and negative, modern opinion is wary of the distinction, since what appears categorical may vary with the choice of a primitive vocabulary and notation. Apparently… …40

**categorical imperative**— 1. Ethics. the rule of Immanuel Kant that one must do only what one can will that all others should do under similar circumstances. 2. the unconditional command of conscience. [1820 30] * * * In Immanuel Kant s moral philosophy, an imperative… …