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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Determinateness entails opposition, negation, and finitude.
It is therefore not the absolute absolute but the absolute in a determinateness, or it is the attribute." (SL, 533)
For example: "The quality that identifies a rule and distinguishes it from a standard is the quality of determinateness. A norm becomes a rule when most people understand it in a similar way." (10) Those premises support the authors' conclusions regarding the role of rules in terms of coordination, expertise, and efficiency.
which breaks itself up into the extremes; and each extreme is this interchange of its own determinateness, and complete transition into the opposite" (1967, 230-231).
Perhaps more seriously, Wood also criticizes "what he sees as the resolution, the determinateness, the closure" of Boyd's interpretation.
Lawn (1989) suggested that in tropical legumes, relative partitioning of photoassimilates into reproductive organs or vegetative organs after the start of flowering depends on the degree of determinateness (preference for partitioning to seed) and that photothermal regimes have a direct influence on the expression of determinateness.
According to Professor Summers, "Without such a `set' methodology and operational techniques, and without the established mandatory and exclusionary force of legally authoritative reasons for action that this methodology and these techniques generate, there could be no social objects of sufficient determinateness and constancy through time to which the people of a society could express or imply their assent, acceptance, or acquiescence-the primary sources of legitimacy in modern systems.
Cooper appeals (272-74) to a little noticed passage from Metaphysics 13 (1078a31-b36) to suggest that fineness or to kalon both in action and in unchanging objects is constituted by order, symmetry, and determinateness (taxis kai summetria kai to horismenon).
Taken together, determinateness, the bounded nature of the set of things in the world ...
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. How can resistance be secured without some agent--not, to be sure, the false, self-grounding subject of modernity, but rather the responsible self of the great prophets?

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