Radical Interpretation and Indeterminacy

Oxford: Oxford University Press (2002)
Abstract
McCarthy develops a theory of radical interpretation--the project of characterizing from scratch the language and attitudes of an agent or population--and applies it to the problems of indeterminacy of interpretation first described by Quine. The major theme in McCarthy's study is that a relatively modest set of interpretive principles, properly applied, can serve to resolve the major indeterminacies of interpretation.
Keywords Indeterminacy  Interpretation  Logic  Radical Translation  Reference  Vagueness  Quine
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Call number P107.M37 2002
ISBN(s) 0195145062   9780195145069  
DOI 10.1093/mind/fzi429
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