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Discussion: Massey and Kirk on the Indeterminacy of Translation

Hitchcock, Christopher R. (1992) Discussion: Massey and Kirk on the Indeterminacy of Translation. Journal of Philosophical Research, 17 . pp. 215-223. ISSN 1053-8364. doi:10.5840/jpr_1992_20.

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Gerald Massey has constructed translation manuals for the purposes of illustrating Quine's Indeterminacy Thesis. Robert Kirk has argued that Massey's manuals do not live up to their billing. In this note, I will present Massey's manuals and defend them against Kirk's objections. The implications for Quine's Indeterminacy Thesis will then be briefly discussed

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Additional Information:© 1992 Philosophy Documentation Center. I would like to thank Ken Gemes for helpful suggestions. My greatest debt is to Gerald Massey, for providing comments and encouragement through earlier versions of this paper.
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