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DETERMINATE. That which is ascertained; what is particularly designated; as, if I sell you my horse Napoleon, the article sold is here determined. This is very different from a contract by which I would have sold you a horse, without a particular designation of any horse. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 947, 950.

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Most critics today, however, would claim that they do not subscribe to beliefs in controlling texts, or determinately valid and invalid interpretations.
The point bears emphasis: CBA is, without more, neither better nor worse than any alternative decision procedure that determinately picks out an option that is incomparable from the option picked out by CBA.
Those who defend the GRW theory point out that (2) is very close to the eigenstate |in> in which the marble is determinately in the box, and (3) is very close to the eigenstate |out> in which the marble is determinately outside the box.
Consequently, we think of external macroscopic objects as being, all the time, determinately in those types of state with which elements of the consciousness basis are perpetually becoming correlated through the mechanisms of perception.
In many cases, however, there arises the prior puzzle of how to determinately rank the constitutive criteria themselves.
Each is an aspect of determinate determinacy, enabling determinate being to be not just immediately, but determinately.
Subvaluational semantics begins from the agreed view that when a vague predicate "heap" has some borderline case a, say, it is indeterminate whether a is a heap since a is neither determinately a heap nor determinately not a heap.
Therefore statements about the past are, right now, determinately true or false, unlike current claims about the future, which do not become true or false until the predicted events either occur or fail to occur.
There is nonetheless a large class of intelligible but undecidable statements for which we are not in position to claim that they are determinately true or false in advance of having been established as true or as false, and which we may never be in a position to recognize as true or as false.
But does "ship" determinately or indeterminately denote both form-constant ships and matter-constant ships?
Against the background of a traditional epistemological divergence between mind and world, it may be instructive to examine how Hegel thought we could know the world's metaphysical constitution through coming to know how our own constitution is determinately conditioned by the world.
Although he does not identify realism with the adoption of a semantic theory of a particular form, a paradigm realist will offer a semantic theory which makes essential use of a notion of reference for (the appropriate class of) singular terms and employs a notion of truth which is two valued and determinately either applies or fails to apply to each (of the appropriate class of) statements.

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