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Indeterminacy, philosophy: An object is indeterminate if its linguistic description indicates fewer characteristics than a member of a (linguistic) community usually needs to distinguish the object from other objects. See also uncertainty of translation, vagueness, under-determinateness, inscrutability, determinateness.

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Indeterminacy / DennettVsPutnam: E.g. "cat", "Siamese": perhaps you simply note one day that one must make a distinction that was previously not necessary because the subject did not come up for discussion.
This uncertainty undermines Putnam s Twin Earth argument.


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D. Dennett
Darwins gefährliches Erbe Hamburg 1997

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D. Dennett
Spielarten des Geistes Gütersloh 1999


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