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indetermination

noun ambiguousness, blurred line, blurry line, borderline decision, boundless variables, clouded choices, confusion, doubtfulness, equivocalness, immeasurable choices, imprecise, in a state of uncertainty, inconclusiveness, indefiniteness, indefinity, indistinctness, inexactness, inexplicitness, interminableness, lacking specificity, nebulousness, obscurity, speculation, uncertainness
See also: ambivalence, doubt, incertitude, indecision, quandary
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And yet, the incompleteness of mathematical series or the indetermination of matter do not exhaust the instances of infinity.
Following Spinoza and Rousseau, Kant understands freedom not as indetermination, but as self-determination.
9) This relation of matter and form gives rise to that of genus and difference, though the two relations are by no means identical: they are alike in that both genus and matter are potential respectively to the act of difference and form; they are unlike in that matter and form refer to the parts of the whole, while genus and difference signify not the parts but the indetermination or determination of the whole.
For Scotus, the freedom of the will, its capacity for contradictory acts or its indetermination, is what makes us responsible and what makes our acts our own.
In Nietzsche we find astonishment, perplexity, and curiosity, as well as a subtle play of determination and indetermination.
As long, then, as determination is restricted to form, which in turn is identified with being, indetermination seu infinity must remain alien to being.
However, some of the information is subject to a certain degree of indetermination in relation to its research and development activities and the necessary verifications to be performed by regulatory bodies.
Raised in a musical home and adept at piano and choral singing, Melchert's creative thinking reflexively aligns with experiments in music, especially John Cage, the development of indetermination and the role of chance guiding artistic direction.
On the other hand, postmodernism is characterized by: alternatives, variants, giving up limits, borders, indetermination, ambivalence, mixture of styles, dispute, rebellion, mobility, ephemeral and immediate nature, originality, discontinuity, decentralization, fragmentation, tolerance, incertitude, skepticism, intercultural relation, different perspective of each individual on the systems of values, disappearance of the unique moral, eclecticism, valuation of multiple perspectives, indetermanence (a concept formed, according to Ihab Hassan's opinion, from indetermination and immanence).
The Other that I will be does not have the indetermination of the possible, which does, however, bear the trace of the fixity of the I that grasps that possible.
This is due to three main reasons: the indetermination of harm, the development of corrosive communities and sociocultural disruption (Hirschman, 1994).
56) Yet, despite this Latitudinarian profession regarding disputed doctrines, Hale continued to struggle until the end of his life with predestination, and Baxter testifes that in the last year of his life Hale became an avid reader of Baxter's Catholick Theologie (1675), which Baxter claims to have helped resolve Hale's indetermination just before death about points of controversy.