Quotation by Willard Van Orman Quine

English general and singular terms, identity, quantification, and the whole bag of ontological tricks may be correlated with elements of the native language in any of various mutually incompatible ways, each compatible with all possible linguistic data, and none preferable to another save as favored by a rationalization of the native language that is simple and natural to us.
Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908), U.S. philosopher, logician. "Speaking of Objects," p. 4f, Ontological Relativity and Other Essays (1969).

One of numerous avowals of the author's belief in "indeterminacy of radical translation."
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