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  • adj. Having not enough constraints to specify a unique solution.


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under- +‎ determined


  • The reason why it matters who sits on the bench, paradoxically, is that the law is only partially, or modestly underdetermined from the standpoint of existing legal norms of practice.


  • But you must forgive us mythicist sympathizers for looking askance at a field whose conclusions seem so glaringly underdetermined by the evidence.

    More Mythicist-Creationist Parallels

  • He accurately laid out the reasons that it was the wrong battlefield and that the war would have undetermined consequences and be of underdetermined length at undeterminded costs.

    Obama Camp To Hillary: Not So Fast With That Coronation

  • Right now that means disagreeing with the only person who was RIGHT about the war being of undetermined length, undetermined cost, and underdetermined consequences.

    An Obama Foreign Policy Adviser Clarifies Senator's Views

  • It means you are starting from the premise that the text of the document has a circumscribed meaning, and that while this meaning is assuredly underdetermined with regard to many of the difficult issues courts have to answer, it is not simply up for grabs.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Constitution and the Golden Calf — A Response to Randy:

  • In fact, as Quine and others have argued, all scientific theories are underdetermined by the data.

    Again, there is absolutely no teleology involved

  • Additionally, the alien-theory is underdetermined by the evidence, but just finds compatibility with it.

    A Third Choice (ID Hypothesis)

  • The issue is epistemologically underdetermined by its very nature, for Bayle's behavior was compatible with both atheistic dissimulation and sincere fideism.

    This, About The Man I Met Out Here In Nearly Nowhere

  • Laudan usefully distinguishes a number of different dimensions along which claims of underdetermination vary in strength, and he goes on to insist that those who attribute dramatic significance to the thesis that our scientific theories are underdetermined by the evidence invariably defend only the weaker versions of that thesis, while they go on to draw dire consequences and shocking morals regarding the character and status of the scientific enterprise from much stronger versions.

    Underdetermination of Scientific Theory

  • Stanford concedes that present theories are not transiently underdetermined by the theoretical alternatives we have actually developed and considered to date: we think that our own scientific theories are considerably better confirmed by the evidence than any rivals we have actually produced.

    Underdetermination of Scientific Theory


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