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Language Learning

Gilbert Harman

in Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind

Published in print July 1999 | ISBN: 9780198238027
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597633 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198238029.003.0011
 Language Learning

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Discusses the relevance to philosophy of language of the fact that children can understand more than they can themselves say. Quine's thesis of the indeterminacy of radical translation is to be rejected, but considerations of translation do not argue against the incorporation view.

Keywords: indeterminacy; language learning; Quine; radical translation; thinking in language; translation

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Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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