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determinate

1. 
a. able to be predicted or deduced
b. (of an effect) obeying the law of causality
2. Botany (of an inflorescence) having the main and branch stems ending in flowers and unable to grow further; cymose

determinate

[də′tər·mə·nət]
(science and technology)
Bounded by definite limits.
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For Agamben, on the other hand, indeterminacy is a zone to which we return in a transcendental move that discourages the derivation of further determinacies.
Interestingly, with the sole exception of the Logic, in Hegel's system the abovementioned moments of abstraction from presupposed determinacies are not necessarily aligned with the three overarching spheres of logic, nature, and spirit.
In the latter case, because such indeterminacy is conceived in relation to the determinacies it enables or conditions, it still retains a minimally determinate character itself, one which we might call a determinacy of indeterminacy.
Particularity, universality, and individuality themselves depend upon factors that are already something determinate, as well as upon determinacies that differentiate themselves in the way in which the universal can only be a one over many, by being particularized into a plurality of individuals.
The reasons why these processes cannot account for life is what Hegel's argument purports to show, and this will not be a matter of externally adding other characteristics to them but of explicitly conceiving them in their own terms-that is, by making their own determinacies explicit.
But what it purports to provide are the minimal conceptual/ontological determinacies for an adequate account of what "life" is.
However, this is not the same thing as positing an identity between thought and being, which would be to smuggle in underived determinacies without justification (e.
This is not yet a self that is socially constructed with all of the concomitant determinacies involved in it (e.
Therefore motivating factors do not enter into it as presupposed determinacies that infect or 'contaminate' the conception.
Here we can also see that, rather than posit an external condition not accounted for in the system as its limit or content, abstraction is made from any and all such externally given determinacies.
I have no desire to undermine or deconstruct the emphasis on definite cognition of the determinacies of beings or processes.
In contradistinction to perplexity proper, it exhibits greater insistence on the determinacies of knowing.