Journal title RIVISTA DI STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA
Author/s Sascia Pavan
Publishing Year 2009 Issue 2009/1 Language Italian
Pages 26 P. 125-150 File size 661 KB
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Uso, significato e riferimento - This article is an exposition of W.V. Quine's doctrine of the indeterminacy of translation of terms. The aim is to provide a clear formulation of this doctrine, to distinguish it from the much stronger claim that the translation of sentences is indeterminate, and to outline the arguments put forward by Quine. The most systematic of these is reconstructed in detail, namely the argument from proxy functions. Finally, it is argued that the ultimate ground of the doctrine is the acceptance of the semantic primacy of sentences. The claim that meaning has to be identified with language use is also discussed.
Sascia Pavan, Uso, significato e riferimento in "RIVISTA DI STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA" 1/2009, pp 125-150, DOI: 10.3280/SF2009-001008