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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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Essentia is the nature belonging irrevocably to the being of this actuality as the foundation of the quidditative determinateness of such an existent.
It is therefore not the absolute absolute but the absolute in a determinateness, or it is the attribute.
Medieval speculation about "vegetative" "animal" and "rational" stages has been replaced by knowledge of human development as a gradual and gapless process by which the newly conceived human being develops (by a self-directed, gradual, and gapless process) from the embryonic into and through the fetal, infant, child, and adolescent stages, and into adulthood with his or her distinctness, unity, determinateness, and identity fully intact.
Here Coleridge anticipates Hegel, who defines "the philosophic conception of the beautiful" as one which "must contain, reconciled within it, the two extremes [of particularity and universality] by combining metaphysical universality with the determinateness of real particularity.
This lack of conceptual determinateness in all feminine thinking is the basis of that "sensitivity" in women by which they give unlimited free play to vague associations and so frequently drag in far-fetched things in making comparisons.
But that ethic is one that is present sometimes against the grain of theft own reflection on the impossibility of any determinateness.
himself stresses the determinateness of his writings; Tim Parnell firmly
The significance of this product is, that in it, the isolation, the single system, the determinateness, ceases, for the organism has produced itself as a whole, in general, has digested itself" (435).
Furthermore, Maso undermines privatized "originality" by presenting herself as participant in the current cultural/epistemological sea change that resists notions of ideational enclosure (whether the entity enclosed be a construction of self, body, or literary genre), that views knowledges as situated and implicated, that displaces dichotomy, autonomy, and determinateness with relationship, mutuality, and openness--in short, to return to the quotation from Rich with which I began, that prefers murals to maps.
I agree with him that personhood implies determinateness and thus finitude; to be a person is to be defined in terms of one's relations to other persons.
the actualization (and fulfillment) of what was inherent from the very outset in the determinateness of the person's existence .

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