Jonas Raab


From Paraphrase to Tolerance


The aim of this talk is to argue that if we take paraphrase strategies seriously, we have to embrace a Principle of Tolerance. I argue that paraphrase strategies need criteria for adequate paraphrase and that such are not forthcoming. Thus, we either have to abandon paraphrase altogether (which is absurd), or we have to accept several paraphrases. To make sense of the latter, we need to understand the paraphrases as concerned with different theories. This also means that we have to re-evaluate our conception of ontological commitment.

Date / Time / Place

June 22nd / 10:45 / Aula 0A