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  • Licentiae can certainly be rephrased in terms of rights, but the determina is distinct from the dictum precisely because it is ... a charge rather an obligatory duty.

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  • Licentiae can certainly be rephrased in terms of rights, but the determina is distinct from the dictum precisely because it is ... a charge rather an obligatory duty.

    Modality and Hamlet

  • In fact, I reject your (absolutist) authority and take your dictum -- that sneakily hidden deontic "must" -- as a mere determina -- a deontic "should."

    Modality and Hamlet

  • The basic modalites manifest as quirks in and of themselves — dicta, licentia and determina.

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  • In fact, there's a competing determina saying I should not comply.

    Modality and Hamlet

  • The gist of Claudius's speech contains an implicit licentia -- that Hamlet may carry on like this if he so chooses -- though it's the complementary determina -- that he really should not -- which is the main thrust.

    Modality and Hamlet

  • Where Avicenna views comedy as the art of reprehension, we might wonder if this implies a fundamental recoognition of determina/monstrum, of that which “should not” happen.

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  • That "duties" tacitly acknowledges a determina of appropriate grief, acknowledges that Hamlet has been doing what he should have been doing.

    Modality and Hamlet

  • La nacionalidad no se determina en donde naces, sino de donde vienes.

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  • The numen or monstrum, as it pertains to a potential action, is the staccatum rendered absolute, just as the dictum is the determina rendered absolute, stripped of any potential alternative.

    Modality and Hamlet

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