http://www.scaruffi.com/phi/quine.html

Synopsis: 
Purely analythic truths do not exist: all truth depends on both language and 
facts 
Even Logic and Mathematics are, ultimately, empirical 
A statement alone cannot be verified: only the totality of statements (science 
in its totality) can be verified 
A hypothesis is verified true or false only relative to background assumptions 
Each statement in a theory partially determines the meaning of every other 
statement in the same theory 
The structure of concepts is determined by the positions that their 
constituents occupy in the "web of belief" of the individual 
No part of a scientific theory can be proved or disproved; only the whole can 

Several different theories may offer equally plausible accounts of the same 
situation 
Scientific theories are "undetermined" by experience 
There are infinite interpretations of a discourse depending on the context 
A single word has no meaning, its referent is "inscrutable" 
Words have a meaning only relative to the other words they are connected to in 
the sentences that we assume to be true 
The meaning of a sentence depends on the interpretation of the entire language. 
Its meaning can even change in time. 
The meaning of language is not in the mind of the speaker 
It is impossible to define what a "correct" translation of a statement is from 
one language to another, because that depends on the interpretations of both 
entire languages. 
Translation from one language to another is indeterminate 
Translation is possible only from the totality of one language to the totality 
of another language 

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