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NCJ Number: 118616 Find in a Library
Title: Theory of Determinacy and The Quests For Truth and Justice (From Reason and Justice, P 136-155, 1988, Richard Diem Winfield, -- See NCJ-118614)
Author(s): R D Winfield
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: California Correctional Peace Officers Assoc
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Sale Source: California Correctional Peace Officers Assoc
755 Riverpoint Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95605
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The theory of determinacy is not a logic of thought categories in the traditional sense of a logic of determinacies but is instead simply a logic of categories, considered in their own right without reference to any predetermined thinking or speech.
Abstract: The argument of the theory of determinacy would be neither analytic nor synthetic in the customary sense in which these concepts are used, but would instead proceed analytically and synthetically at one and the same time. The theory of determinacy does not prescribe rules of thought or principles of reality, but instead conceives the true categories of determinacy. Despite the special formality that bars any immediate application of the theory of determinacy, the latter still has a positive role to play in conceiving all the noncategorical realms, such as nature, mind, and justice, that reality can be broadly understood to encompass. The move from the theory of categories to the conception of noncategorical domains does offer two basic guidelines for conceiving justice. These consist in the concept of normativity established by the theory of determinacy and in the correlative method of rational reconstruction.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Cognitive developmental theory; Social control theory
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