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The Hidden Variable

  • Sjoerd D. Zwart
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Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 307)

Abstract

I will discuss the alleged “language-dependency” of truthlikeness definitions in this chapter. When I introduced the differences between content and likeness definitions in the first chapter, I briefly mentioned the possible change of a truthlikeness order after extensional substitutions. Now it is time to present and examine Miller’s objection to truthlikeness definitions.1 This chapter has the following outline. After the introduction, in Section 5.2 I introduce Miller’s puzzle and describe the reactions it provoked. In Section 5.3 I will discuss the formal analysis of the translation puzzle; and in the fourth section I formulate the solution. I end the chapter with a summary and a list of results.

Keywords

Hide Variable Cognitive Problem Source Language Syntactic Form Good Translation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sjoerd D. Zwart
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  1. 1.Delft University of Technology and University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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