Transcendental deduction

Transcendental deduction: Logical analysis in which the necessary presuppositions of the intelligibility of a claim or position are deduced from it as self-evident (eg., the necessary presupposition that all humanity is European in the statement “Columbus discovered America”).

Source: What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11.