Re: [quickphilosophy] Re: Quinean Indeterminacy

  • From: wittrsl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: quickphilosophy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 16:40:50 +0100

Gratefully noting your words of encouragement, I'm inclined to add 
another illustrative angle.

Attempts to state something with perfect clarity always turn out to be 
never ending tasks.  A prime example is accounting standards, where the 
volume of material grows ever larger, but continues to fail to achieve 
absolute precision.

Likewise tax codes.  Any particular tax code is capable of sustaining a 
never ending string of court judgements that attempt clarification.  The 
case law generally grows without limit, except when it is obsoleted by 
new legislation.

On 21/09/10 16:19, walto wrote:
> Yes, I completely agree with all of that, Martin. And I think it's
> consistent with the Quinean view.
> W

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