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.
 
Author Item    More concepts for author
Foster, J.A. Analytical Hypothesis   Foster, J.A.
Quine, Willard Van Orman Analytical Hypothesis   Quine, Willard Van Orman


Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-24