Philosophy Research Archives 5:647-659 (1979)

I show that what Quine calls 'pressing from above' is an argument for indeterminacy of translation that is generated by assuming the partial interpretation view of scientific theories. Furthermore, I argue that Quine's thesis should be understood as a reductio ad absurdum of partial interpretation and/or the view that the meaning of a term determines a unique extension for the term.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  History of Philosophy
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DOI 10.5840/pra1979534
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