Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Under-determination, philosophy: contrary to e.g. geometric figures, no everyday object is fully described. An object is under-determined, if not all features belonging to its concept can be assigned with a value. The under-determinateness of theories is the problem that, even if an object is fully described in the framework of a theory, various other, non-equivalent theories can still apply to it. See also determinateness, uncertainty of translation, Gavagai, definition, criteria, certainty, quantum mechanics.

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.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Chomsky, Noam Underdetermination   Chomsky, Noam
Quine, Willard Van Orman Underdetermination   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Rorty, Richard Underdetermination   Rorty, Richard

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-24