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[Xmca-l] Re: help with Russian



Andy,
I am thinking about two words in English: “determinant” and “determining”. Both are causal, but the first implies a result is a sure thing, the second, a tendency. “Deterministic” would, maybe, implie the latter, the tendency?
Henry

> On Jan 27, 2015, at 11:29 PM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:
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> Cool. I will amend my copies.
> Andy
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> Bella Kotik-Friedgut wrote:
>> Andy I found
>> детерминистический  and in the context it really can be translated as causal.
>> 
>> 
>> Sincerely yours Bella Kotik-Friedgut
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>> On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 8:10 AM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net <mailto:ablunden@mira.net>> wrote:
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>>    The word детерминистский which transliterates to "deterministic"
>>    and is translated as such in Chapter 1 of "Thinking and Speech"
>>    must surely have some other shade of meaning, as "deterministic"
>>    has a pejorative meaning in English, and the way Vygotsky is using
>>    it is not pejorative.
>>    Any suggestions? causal?
>>    Andy
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