Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
 
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I 335
Indeterminacy/Feyerabend: a vocabulary of the future could be developed, in which not all concept are yet clarified. We would have to learn to argue with unclarified concepts and to use sentences for which there are no clear rules of use.
I 337
E.g. Arithmetic developed without a clear understanding of the concept of number. This came later.

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II 148
Indeterminacy/Feyerabend: (Neumann's proof).
1) Interpretation of quantum theory: indeterminacy of our knowledge, not of nature itself.
2) Interpretation: (Bohr): indeterminacy is a property of nature. There are no states that are more accurate than the indeterminacy relation.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Fe I
P. Feyerabend
Wider den Methodenzwang Frankfurt 1997

Fe II
P. Feyerabend
Erkenntnis für freie Menschen Frankfurt 1979


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-28