Translations and theories: On the difference between indeterminacy and underdetermination

A.J.M. Peijnenburg, R. Huenneman

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Despite Quine's recurrent claims to the contrary, the idea is still widespread that indeterminacy of translation is a special case of underdetermination of theories. In this paper we explain how indeterminacy differs from underdetermination, and in what ways such gifted Quine scholars as Gemes and Bergstrom went astray.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-32
Number of pages15
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar-2001

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