determinability

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Noun[edit]

determinability ‎(countable and uncountable, plural determinabilities)

  1. The quality of being determinable.
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      One of the wisest of uninspired men has not hesitated to declare the dog a great mystery, on account of this dawning of a moral nature unaccompanied by any the least evidence of reason, in whichever of the two senses we interpret the word — whether as the practical reason, that is, the power of proposing an ultimate end, the determinability of the will by ideas; or as the sciential reason, that is, the faculty of concluding universal and necessary truths from particular and contingent appearances.