Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
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 / Reference / Name / Representation / modal property / possible world / vagueness / Stalnaker: if it is indeterminate whether the object T has certain modal properties, the name "T" (in other worlds) is indeterminate.


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R. Stalnaker
Ways a World may be Oxford New York 2003


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