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necessity

1. Philosophy
a. a condition, principle, or conclusion that cannot be otherwise
b. the constraining force of physical determinants on all aspects of life
2. Logic
a. the property of being necessary
b. a statement asserting that some property is essential or statement is necessarily true
c. the operator that indicates that the expression it modifies is true in all possible worlds.
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Relative Percentage of Average Consumption by Age Group of Necessity and Luxury Goods Age All Under 25 25-34 35-44 Necessity goods 2000-2007 37.
By formalizing the account, it is shown that the conclusion does not result of necessity from the premises:
That is, if no B is A, and if every C is B (instead of every B is C), it results of necessity that no C is A.
Standards of necessity occur within the various general exceptions
invocation of necessity if a state either violates jus cogens, violates
Yet a little deeper delving into his background reveals evidence of necessity.
Although again this appears to be a case of opportunity entrepreneurship, a little deeper delving displays the presence of necessity amongst his motives.
It is undeniable that great uncertainty surrounds the subject of necessity; in other words, it is a controversial question what circumstances have to attend the imputable act or omission in order that that state of necessity can justify full exoneration from responsibility or extenuate responsibility for the purposes of reparation.
Exonerating and extenuating circumstances: Likewise, an act shall not be imputable to the state if it is a consequence of a state of necessity involving grave danger and imminent peril threatening some vital interest of the State, provided that the State did not provoke that peril and was unable to counteract it by other means and so to prevent the injury.
114) Considering modern legal treatment of necessity, one might perceive that a "thin consequentialist" analysis (115)--which, although ignoring moral inquiries into a defendant's culpability--permits our system of justice to rely on a "comfortable device of weighing social harm," thereby endorsing the independence of moral judgment from law.
141) Therefore, in light of necessity as a defense, religious freedom bows to the promotion and protection of threatened and endangered species.
Likewise, the consumption of necessity items began to rise in 2007 and slowed in 2012.