Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Analytical Hypothesis, translation manual, philosophy: A translation manual is also called "analytical hypothesis". Both are expressions by W.V.O. Quine for solving the problem of indeterminacy of translation. It is about the impossibility to choose between available competing translation versions, if the source language is too little known. The translation manual goes beyond a one-to-one attribution between single expressions. It can only be created when the translator spends some time with the language community and studies their living and linguistical habits. See also Gavagai, pointing, ostension, indeterminacy, translation.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
 
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Analytical hypothesis/translation manual/Quine: term by term will be translated - problem: then meaningful sentences can arise, but they refer to something else - this is the inscrutability of reference.

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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Q I
W.V.O. Quine
Wort und Gegenstand Stuttgart 1980

Q II
W.V.O. Quine
Theorien und Dinge Frankfurt 1985

Q III
W.V.O. Quine
Grundzüge der Logik Frankfurt 1978

Q IX
W.V.O. Quine
Mengenlehre und ihre Logik Wiesbaden 1967

Q V
W.V.O. Quine
Die Wurzeln der Referenz Frankfurt 1989

Q VI
W.V.O. Quine
Unterwegs zur Wahrheit Paderborn 1995

Q VII
W.V.O. Quine
From a logical point of view Cambridge, Mass. 1953

Q VIII
W.V.O. Quine
Bezeichnung und Referenz
In
Zur Philosophie der idealen Sprache, J. Sinnreich (Hg), München 1982

Q X
W.V.O. Quine
Philosophie der Logik Bamberg 2005

Q XII
W.V.O. Quine
Ontologische Relativität Frankfurt 2003


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-23