Translation Determined

Translation Determined

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This is the first full-length critique of Quine's celebrated doctrine of the indeterminacy of translation. Kirk clarifies the central indeterminacy thesis doctrine--whose influence extends beyond the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind, and presents a new argument against the indeterminacy doctrine, showing that the falsity of this doctrine leaves the other main tenets of Quine's philosophy of language intact.If that is correct, the transition to actual use of those predicates cannot make a semantically relevant difference: it cannot ... while still insisting on the possibility of a rival to the standard manual for the complete languages English and Martian.

Title:Translation Determined
Author:Robert Kirk
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1986


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