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Review: Word and Object

User Review  - Dave Peticolas - Goodreads

Quine analyzes the referential mechanisms of English. Along the way he introduces the notion of "radical translation", the attempt to translate a wholly unknown language into a known one, concluding that it is, in general, not possible. Read full review

Review: Word and Object

User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

Essential for anyone interested in philosophy of language or even more broadly analytic philosophy. I'm not sure I fully buy into Quine's idea of current language as consisting of the subject's ... Read full review

Review: Word and Object

User Review  - Ammon - Goodreads

I know that this is supposed to be a classic of analytic philosophy, but two things about the book really irked me. 1) The practice of so-called "radical translation," while interesting takes as a ... Read full review

Review: Word and Object

User Review  - Daniela - Goodreads

gavagai indeed! Read full review


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