Indeterminacy and Intelligibility

Indeterminacy and Intelligibility

by Brian John Martine


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As the argument of Indeterminacy and Intelligibility develops, Martine shows that indeterminacy in our experience in logically bound to the determinate dimensions of thought and practice. Continuing the investigation that began in his earlier book Individuals and Individuality, the author draws concrete experience together with abstract reflection to reveal the ontological relation between determinacy and indeterminacy that lies at the very core of our drive to understand.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791411735
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 09/01/1992
Series: SUNY series in Systematic Philosophy Series
Pages: 119

About the Author

Brian John Martine is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He is the author of Individuals and Individuality, also published by SUNY Press.

Table of Contents



1. Relations, Indeterminacy, and Intelligibility

i. Things in Relation ii. Indeterminacy and Interpretation iii. Determinacy and Intelligibility iv. The Contemporary Landscape

2. Determinations, Boundaries, and Determinacy

i. Indeterminacy and Boundaries ii. Boundaries in Direct Experience iii. Determinacy I
iv. Interlude v. Determinacy II
vi. Boundaries and Determinacy vii. The Unbounded

3. Being, Not-Being, and the Otherness of Otherness

i. The Reflective Remove ii. Being and Boundaries

a. Being and Nothing b. Being and Thought c. Being and Movement

iii. Being, Otherness, and Indeterminacy

a. Not-Being and Thought b. The Otherness of Otherness

iv. Making-Determinate and Indeterminacy

4. Beginnings, Ends, and Indeterminacy

i. Modern Beginnings ii. Determinacy and Dichotomies iii. The Ordinary Experience of Indeterminacy


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