Reference, predicacion and individuation


  • Francisco Calvo Garzón University of Murcia


Tradução radical, Indeterminação, Inescrutabilidade


In this paper I shall offer a strategy to bypass a counter-example which Gareth Evans offers against Quine's well-known. Thesis of Referential Inscrutability. The bulk of the paper will be devoted to developing an extension of a proposal that Christopher Hookway offers on behalf of the Quinean which avoids losing its empirical adequacy. I shall argue that Evans' counter-example cannot refute Quine's thesis.


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Biografia do Autor

Francisco Calvo Garzón, University of Murcia

Ph.D at the University of Glasgow. Professor at the University of Murcia.


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Garzón, F.C. (s.d). Is Simplicity Alethic for Semantic Theories?

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Wright (1997). The Indeterminacy of Translation. In: Hale, B. and Wright, C. (eds.) A Companion to the Philosophy of Language (Oxford, Blackwell), pp. 397-426.




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CALVO GARZÓN, F. Reference, predicacion and individuation. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 24, n. 2, p. 43–57, 2001. Disponível em: Acesso em: 28 set. 2022.