Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2021)

Ali Hossein Khani
Iranian Institute of Philosophy (IRIP)
The Indeterminacy of Translation and Radical Interpretation The indeterminacy of translation is the thesis that translation, meaning, and reference are all indeterminate: there are always alternative translations of a sentence and a term, and nothing objective in the world can decide which translation is the right one. This is a skeptical conclusion because what it … Continue reading The Indeterminacy of Translation and Radical Interpretation →
Keywords Daniel Dennett  The Indeterminacy of Translation  Donald Davidson  W. V. O. Quine  David Lewis  Radical Transaltion  Radical Interpretation  The Indeterminacy of Interpretation  Hilary Putnam  Alfred Tarski  Theories of Meaning
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