Knowledge, Language and Logic: Questions for Quine

Knowledge, Language and Logic: Questions for Quine

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Quine is one of the twentieth century's most important and influential philosophers. The essays in this collection are by some of the leading figures in their fields and they touch on the most recent turnings in Quine's work. The book also features an essay by Quine himself, and his replies to each of the papers. Questions are raised concerning Quine's views on knowledge: observation, holism, truth, naturalized epistemology; about language: meaning, the indeterminacy of translation, conjecture; and about the philosophy of logic: ontology, singular terms, vagueness, identity, and intensional contexts. Given Quine's preeminent position, this book must be of interest to students of philosophy in general, Quine aficionados, and most particularly to those working in the areas of epistemology, ontology, philosophies of language, of logic, and of science.... a notion of experience that can enter into a€œrational relations to beliefs or world- viewsa€ (Mind and World, Harvard, 1994, p. ... not part of naturalistic inquiry; for it aims to provide answers that a€œthe philosopher wantsa€ (a€œCould There Be a Science anbsp;...

Title:Knowledge, Language and Logic: Questions for Quine
Author:A. Orenstein, P. Kotatko
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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