Conventionalism and the indeterminacy of translation

Synthese 19 (1-2):82 - 96 (1968)
Abstract
Quine's arguments for the indeterminacy of translation demonstrate the existence and help to explain the rationale of restraints upon what we can say and understand. In particular they show that there are logical truths to which there are no intelligible alternatives. Thus the standard view that the truths of logic and mathematics differ from "synthetic" statements in being true solely by virtue of linguistic convention--Which requires for its plausibility the existence of intelligible alternatives to our present logical truth--Is opposed directly, And not by the espousal of "a more thorough pragmatism". This raises problems about possibility and conceptual novelty
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