Quotation by Willard Van Orman Quine

... two men could be just alike in all their dispositions to verbal behavior under all possible sensory stimulations, and yet the meanings or ideas expressed in their identically triggered and identically sounding utterances could diverge radically, for the two men, in a wide range of cases.
Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908), U.S. professor of philosophy (Harvard University). Word and Object, p. 26, MIT Press (1960).
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