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  1. Indeterminacy and Interpretation.Günter Abel - 1994 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 37 (4):403 – 419.
    This paper contains a discussion of Quine's thesis of indeterminacy of translation within the more general thesis that using and understanding a language are to be conceived of as a creative and interpretative-constructional activity. Indeterminacy is considered to be ineliminable. Three scenarios are distinguished concerning, first, the reasons for indeterminacy, second, the kinds of indeterminacy and, third, different levels of a general notion of recursive interpretation. Translational hypotheses are seen as interpretational constructs. The indeterminacy thesis turns out to be a (...)
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  2. Holism.L. Addis - 1995 - In Audi Robert (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 335.
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  3. In the Margin of Smuts, Jan, Christian Inquiry Into the Whole.Jb Agus - 1984 - Ultimate Reality and Meaning 7 (4):317-321.
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  4. A Note on the Empirical Meaning of "Possible".Virgil C. Aldrich - 1936 - Analysis 4 (1):12 - 14.
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  5. Patterns of Holistic Methodology in Science: A Critique.Eugen Andreansky - 2010 - Filozofia 65 (8):750-761.
    The aim of the paper is to examine various aspects of holism, especially with regard to scientific knowledge and scientific realism. It is concerned with that tradition of holism, which has been largely influenced by W. V. O. Quine, but in some respects also by T. S. Kuhn. It offers a survey of different versions of holism , evaluating at the same time various aspects of the holistic approach. Attention is paid also to anti-holistic critique ant its contribution to understanding (...)
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  6. Semantic Holism in Scientific Language.Holger Andreas - 2010 - Philosophy of Science 77 (4):524-543.
    Whether meaning is compositional has been a major issue in linguistics and formal philosophy of language for the last 2 decades. Semantic holism is widely and plausibly considered as an objection to the principle of semantic compositionality therein. It comes as a surprise that the holistic peculiarities of scientific language have been rarely addressed in formal accounts so far, given that semantic holism has its roots in the philosophy of science. For this reason, a model-theoretic approach to semantic holism in (...)
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  7. Conceptual Connection and the Observation/Theory Distinction.Louise Anthony - 1993 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 46:135-161.
    Fodor and LePore's reconstruction of the semantic holism debate in terms of "atomism" and "anatomism" is inadequate: it fails to highlight the important issue of how intentional contents are individuated, and excludes or obscures several possible positions on the metaphysics of content. One such position, "weak sociabilism" is important because it addresses concerns of Fodor and LePore's molecularist critics about conditions for possession of concepts, without abandoning atomism about content individuation. Properties like DEMOCRACY may be "theoretical" in the following sense: (...)
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  8. Holism: A Consumer Update.Louise Anthony (ed.) - 1993 - Amsterdam: Rodopi.
  9. Conceptual Connection and the Observation/ Theory Distinction.Louise Anthony - 1993 - In Grazer Philosophische Studien. Amsterdam: Rodopi. pp. 135-161.
    Fodor and LePore's reconstruction of the semantic holism debate in terms of "atomism" and "anatomism" is inadequate: it fails to highlight the important issue of how intentional contents are individuated, and excludes or obscures several possible positions on the metaphysics of content. One such position, "weak sociabilism" is important because it addresses concerns of Fodor and LePore's molecularist critics about conditions for possession of concepts, without abandoning atomism about content individuation. Properties like DEMOCRACY may be "theoretical" in the following sense: (...)
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  10. La Cruzada de Fodor y Lepore Contra El Holismo de Quine. Protesta de Un Comprador Inconforme.Ignacio Ávila - 2002 - Areté. Revista de Filosofía 14 (2):155-173.
    En este ensayo discuto los argumentos de Fodor y Lepore contra el holismo semántico de Quine. Sostengo que Fodor y Lepore no examinan los argumentos quineanos más concluyentes a favor de dicha tesis. Luego señalo que ellos malinterpretan la articulación quineana entre el holismo epistemológico, el verificacionismo y el holismo semántico. Por último, señalo que el ataque de Fodor y Lepore al holismo semántico de Quine presupone tácitamente un cierto atomismo no epistémico.
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  11. Holism and Iconicity in Physics Papers Read at Linacre College, Oxford, 17 November 1990.Julian B. Barbour, Michel Bitbol, Arthur I. Miller & Rom Harré - 1990 - [S.N.].
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  12. Holism in the Philosophy of Physics: An Introduction.Andreas Bartels, Holger Lyre & Michael Esfeld - 2004 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 35 (4):597-599.
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  13. The Themes of Quine's Philosophy: Meaning, Reference, and Knowledge.Edward Becker - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Willard Van Orman Quine's work revolutionized the fields of epistemology, semantics and ontology. At the heart of his philosophy are several interconnected doctrines: his rejection of conventionalism and of the linguistic doctrine of logical and mathematical truth, his rejection of the analytic/synthetic distinction, his thesis of the indeterminacy of translation and his thesis of the inscrutability of reference. In this book Edward Becker sets out to interpret and explain these doctrines. He offers detailed analyses of the relevant texts, discusses Quine's (...)
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  14. Understanding Quine's Famous `Statement'.K. Becker - 2001 - Erkenntnis 55 (1):73-84.
    I argue that Quine''s famous claim, any statement can be held true come what may, demands an interpretation that implies that the meanings of the expressions in the held-true statement change. The intended interpretation of this claim is not clear from its context, and so it is often misunderstood by philosophers (and is misleadingly taught to their students). I explain Fodor and Lepore''s (1992) view that the above interpretation would render Quine''s assertion entirely trivial and reply, on both textual and (...)
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  15. On the Perfectly General Nature of Instability in Meaning Holism.K. Becker - 1998 - Journal of Philosophy 95 (12):635-640.
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  16. On the Perfectly General Nature of Instability in Meaning Holism.Kelly Becker - 1998 - Journal of Philosophy 95 (12):635.
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  17. Meaning Holism: An Articulation and Defense.Kelly M. Becker - 1999 - Dissertation, University of California, San Diego
    Meaning holism says that the meaning of an expression depends on all of its inferential connections. This dissertation defends this view from the objections that its grounds are infirm and that any theory of meaning holism faces insuperable difficulties. I argue that there are indeed compelling Quinean grounds for holism . I explicate the debate between Quine and Carnap over the status of analyticity, concluding that Quine is right to deny the distinction between inferences that are constitutive of expression meanings (...)
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  18. Semantic Holism.D. Belnap Nuel & J. Massey Gerald - 1990 - Studia Logica 94 (1994):325-339.
    A bivalent valuation is snt iff sound (standard PC inference rules take truths only into truths) and non-trivial (not all wffs are assigned the same truth value). Such a valuation is normal iff classically correct for each connective. Carnap knew that there were non-normal snt valuations of PC, and that the gap they revealed between syntax and semantics could be “jumped” as follows. Let VALsnt be the set of snt valuations, and VALnrm be the set of normal ones. The bottom (...)
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  19. Holism and Singularity Towards an Ontology of the Unfitting.Hilan Bensusan & Manuel de Pinedo - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 17:15-22.
    Holism about thought content – especially coupled with a measure of semantic externalism – can provide us with an attractive account of how thinking relates to the world. It can help us to tell a neat story that starts out with the inseparable entanglement of truth and intelligibility: in order to understand thought, to confront it to the world and to give verdicts about that confrontation, we need to grasp a considerable amount of truths. A variety of positions that emerge (...)
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  20. Meaning as Self-Organization of Ultimate Reality: A Further Contribution to The'cosmic Holism Concept'.A. A. Berezin - 1998 - Ultimate Reality and Meaning 21 (2):122-134.
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  21. Holism: A Consumer Update.Jonathan Berg (ed.) - 1993 - Amsterdam: Rodopi.
    Contents: Preface. Johannes BRANDL: Semantic Holism Is Here To Stay. Michael DEVITT: A Critique of the Case for Semantic Holism. Georges REY: The Unavailability of What We Mean: A Reply to Quine, Fodor and LePore. Joseph LEVINE: Intentional Chemistry. Louise ANTHONY: Conceptual Connection and the Observation/Theory Distinction. Gilbert HARMAN: Meaning Holism Defended. Kirk A. LUDWIG: Is Content Holism Incoherent? Anne BEZUIDENHOUT: The Impossibility of Punctate Mental Representations. Takashi YAGISAWA: The Cost of Meaning Solipsism. Alberto PERUZZI: Holism: The Polarized Spectrum. Jonathan (...)
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  22. Inferential Roles, Quine, and Mad Holism.Jonathan Berg - 1993 - In Grazer Philosophische Studien. Amsterdam: Rodopi. pp. 283-301.
    Jerry Fodor and Ernie LePore argue against inferential role semantics on the grounds that either it relies on an analytic/synthetic distinction vulnerable to Quinean objections, or else it leads to a variety of meaning holism frought with absurd consequences. However, the slide from semantic atomism to meaning holism might be prevented by distinctions not affected by Quine's arguments against analyticity; and the absurd consequences Fodor and LePore attribute to meaning holism obtain only on an implausible construal of inferential roles.
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  23. Inferential Roles, Quine, and Mad Holism.Jonathan Berg - 1993 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 46:283-301.
    Jerry Fodor and Ernie LePore argue against inferential role semantics on the grounds that either it relies on an analytic/synthetic distinction vulnerable to Quinean objections, or else it leads to a variety of meaning holism frought with absurd consequences. However, the slide from semantic atomism to meaning holism might be prevented by distinctions not affected by Quine's arguments against analyticity; and the absurd consequences Fodor and LePore attribute to meaning holism obtain only on an implausible construal of inferential roles.
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  24. Holismus in der Philosophie Ein Zentrales Motiv der Gegenwartsphilosophie.Georg W. Bertram & Jasper Liptow - 2002
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  25. Reflections on a Theory of Organisms: Holism in Biology. Walter M. Elsasser.Richard H. Beyler - 2000 - Isis 91 (1):196-196.
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  26. Holism: A Consumer Update.Anne L. Bezuidenhout (ed.) - 1993 - Amsterdam: Rodopi.
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  27. The Impossibility of Punctate Mental Representations.Anne L. Bezuidenhout - 1993 - In Grazer Philosophische Studien. Amsterdam: Rodopi. pp. 197-212.
    In Holism: A Shopper's Guide Fodor and LePore contend that there could be punctate minds; minds capable of being in only a single type of representational state. The Kantian idea that the construction of perceptual representations requires the synthesizing activity of the mind is invoked to argue against the possibility of punctate minds. Fodor's commitment to an inferential theory of perception is shown to share crucial assumptions with the Kantian view and hence to lead to the same conclusion. The argument (...)
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  28. Intentionalität und Interpretation Auffassung, Auslegung und Interpretation in der Phänomenologie Husserls.Matteo Bianchin - 2002 - Studia Phaenomenologica 2 (3-4):45-63.
  29. Why Holism is Harmless and Necessary.Akeel Bilgrami - 1998 - Philosophical Perspectives 12 (S12):105-126.
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  30. Why Holism is Harmless and Necessary.Akeel Bilgrami - 1998 - Noûs 32 (S12):105-126.
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  31. A Theory of Content and Other Essays by Jerry A. Fodor and Holism: A Shopper's Guide by Jerry A. Fodor and Ernest Lepore. [REVIEW]Akeel Bilgrami - 1995 - Journal of Philosophy 92 (6):330-344.
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  32. What is 'That?'.John Biro - 2011 - Analysis 71 (4):651 - 653.
    Davidson's paratactic account of indirect speech exploits the fact that ‘that’ can be either a demonstrative pronoun or a subordinating conjunction. Davidson thinks that the fact that it is plausible to think that it inherited the latter function from the former lends support to his account. However, in other languages the two functions are performed by unrelated words, which makes the account impossible to apply to them. I argue that this shows that, rather than revealing the underlying form of indirect (...)
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  33. Holism, Mental and Semantic.Ned Block - 1996 - In Edward Craig (ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Routledge.
    Mental (or semantic) holism is the doctrine that the identity of a belief content (or the meaning of a sentence that expresses it) is determined by its place in the web of beliefs or sentences comprising a whole theory or group of theories. It can be contrasted with two other views: atomism and molecularism. Molecularism characterizes meaning and content in terms of relatively small parts of the web in a way that allows many different theories to share those parts. For (...)
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  34. Ruritania Revisited.Ned Block - 1995 - Philosophical Issues 6:171-187.
    Perhaps you are wondering what I mean by ‘holism’. After all, everyone seems to use the term in a different sense. Even if we restrict ourselves to holism of meaning and content, we have many different holisms. Some take holism about meaning to be the doctrine that if you’ve got one meaning, you’ve got lots of them.2 On other views, to say meaning is holistic is to say that the meaning of each term depends on the meanings of all or (...)
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  35. An Argument for Holism.Ned Block - 1994 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 95:151-70.
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  36. Holism, Hyper-Analyticity and Hyper-Compositionality.Ned Block - 1993 - Mind and Language 8 (1):1-26.
  37. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence.P. Bouquet (ed.) - 2001 - Kluwer Academic Publishers.
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  38. The Nihilistic Image of the World.Michael Bourke - 2017 - Modern Horizons:1-18.
    In The Gay Science (1882), Nietzsche heralded the problem of nihilism with his famous declaration “God is dead,” which signalled the collapse of a transcendent basis for the underpinning morality of European civilization. He associated this collapse with the rise of the natural sciences whose methods and pervasive outlook he was concerned would progressively shape “an essentially mechanistic [and hence meaningless] world.” The Russian novelist Turgenev had also associated a scientific outlook with nihilism through the scientism of Yevgeny Bazarov, a (...)
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  39. A Refutation of Quine's Holism.Raymond Bradley - manuscript
    For more than four decades, many Anglo-American philosophers have been held in thrall by a captivating metaphor, Quine's holistic image of the man-made fabric (or web) of knowledge and belief within which no statement is absolutely immune to revision. And many have been led to think that the following three distinctions are indefensible: (i) that between sentences and the propositions that they express; (ii) that between necessary and contingent propositions; and (iii) that between a priori and empirical knowledge.
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  40. Semantic Holism Is Here To Stay.Johannes Brandl - 1993 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 46:1-16.
    Critically reflecting some theses of Fodor & LePore's Holism, it is argued that semantic holism in spite of all their criticism is not defeated. As a consequence of the rejection of the analytic-synthetic distinction, a first result is that they do not take Traditional Holism, as it originates from Frege and Wittgenstein, serious at all. Whereas a Weak Anatomism, inspired with views of Traditional Holism, might be an interesting alternative to atomism and holism even for Quine and Neo-Fregeans like Dummett. (...)
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  41. Holism: A Consumer Update.Johannes L. Brandl (ed.) - 1993 - Amsterdam: Rodopi.
    Critically reflecting some theses of Fodor & LePore's Holism, it is argued that semantic holism in spite of all their criticism is not defeated. As a consequence of the rejection of the analytic-synthetic distinction, a first result is that they do not take Traditional Holism, as it originates from Frege and Wittgenstein, serious at all. Whereas a Weak Anatomism, inspired with views of Traditional Holism, might be an interesting alternative to atomism and holism even for Quine and Neo-Fregeans like Dummett. (...)
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  42. Semantic Holism is Here to Stay.Johannes L. Brandl - 1993 - In Grazer Philosophische Studien. Amsterdam: Rodopi. pp. 1-16.
    Critically reflecting some theses of Fodor & LePore's Holism, it is argued that semantic holism in spite of all their criticism is not defeated. As a consequence of the rejection of the analytic-synthetic distinction, a first result is that they do not take Traditional Holism, as it originates from Frege and Wittgenstein, serious at all. Whereas a Weak Anatomism, inspired with views of Traditional Holism, might be an interesting alternative to atomism and holism even for Quine and Neo-Fregeans like Dummett. (...)
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  43. From a Critique of Cognitive Internalism to a Conception of Objective Spirit: Reflections on Descombes' Anthropological Holism.Robert Brandom - 2004 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 47 (3):236 – 253.
  44. Holism, Concept Individuation, and Conceptual Change.Ingo Brigandt - 2004 - In M. Hernandez Iglesias (ed.), Proceedings of the 4th Congress of the Spanish Society for Analytic Philosophy.
    The paper discusses concept individuation in the context of scientific concepts and conceptual change in science. It is argued that some concepts can be individuated in different ways. A particular term may be viewed as corresponding to a single concept. But at the same time, we can legitimately individuate in a more fine grained manner, i.e., this term can also be considered as corresponding to two or several concepts. The reason is that there are different philosophical and explanatory interests that (...)
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  45. Jan Christian Smuts and His Doctrine of Holism.Francis W. Brush - 1984 - Ultimate Reality and Meaning 7 (4):288.
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  46. Anthropology and the Predicaments of Holism.Nils Bubandt & Ton Otto - 2010 - In Ton Otto & Nils Bubandt (eds.), Experiments in Holism: Theory and Practice in Contemporary Anthropology. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 1.
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  47. Meaning Holism and Semantic Realism (Reprinted in Callaway 2008, Meaning Without Analyticity).H. G. Callaway - 1992 - Dialectica 46 (1):41-59.
    Reconciliation of semantic holism with interpretation of individual expressions is advanced here by means of a relativization of sentence meaning to object language theories viewed as idealizations of belief-systems. Fodor's view of the autonomy of the special sciences is emphasized and this is combined with detailed replies to his recent criticisms of meaning holism. The argument is that the need for empirical evidence requires a holistic approach to meaning. Thus, semantic realism requires semantic holism. -/- .
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  48. Review of Fodor, Psychosemantics. [REVIEW]H. G. Callaway - 1990 - Erkenntnis 33 (2):251-59..
    This is my expository and critical review of Jerry Fodor's Psychosemantics. See also Callaway 1992, Meaning Holism and Semantic Realism.
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  49. State Space Semantics and Conceptual Similarity: Reply to Churchland.Francisco Calvo Garzón - 2000 - Philosophical Psychology 13 (1):77-95.
    Jerry Fodor and Ernest Lepore [(1992) Holism: a shopper's guide, Oxford: Blackwell; (1996) in R. McCauley (Ed.) The Churchlands and their critics , Cambridge: Blackwell] have launched a powerful attack against Paul Churchland's connectionist theory of semantics--also known as state space semantics. In one part of their attack, Fodor and Lepore argue that the architectural and functional idiosyncrasies of connectionist networks preclude us from articulating a notion of conceptual similarity applicable to state space semantics. Aarre Laakso and Gary Cottrell [(1998) (...)
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  50. Holism and the Understanding of Science Integrating the Analytical, Historical and Sociological.Louis Caruana - 2000
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