Quotation by Willard Van Orman Quine

Some have said that the thesis [of indeterminacy] is a consequence of my behaviorism. Some have said that it is a reductio ad absurdum of my behaviorism. I disagree with this second point, but I agree with the first. I hold further that the behaviorism approach is mandatory. In psychology one may or may not be a behaviorist, but in linguistics one has no choice.
Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908), U.S. philosopher. Pursuit of Truth, pp. 37-38, Harvard University Press, revised edition (1992).
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