determinative judgment

noun

Definition of determinative judgment

in Kantianism
: a judgment that proceeds from a general concept or universal principle and designates the particulars which are to be subsumed under the general contrasted with reflective judgment

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History and Etymology for determinative judgment

translation of German bestimmende Urteilskraft

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“Determinative judgment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/determinative%20judgment. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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