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Quine, W. V. (Willard Van Orman)

Works: 640 works in 2,337 publications in 12 languages and 67,028 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Miscellanea  Dictionaries  Records and correspondence  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Author, Originator, Interviewee, Commentator, Honoree, Dedicatee, Other
Classifications: BC71, 191
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Most widely held works by W. V Quine
Methods of logic by W. V Quine( Book )

209 editions published between 1852 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Word and object by W. V Quine( Book )

182 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Language consists of dispositions, socially instilled, to respond observably to socially observable stimuli. Such is the point of view from which a noted philosopher and logician examines the notion of meaning and the linguistic mechanisms of objective reference. In the course of the discussion, Professor Quine pinpoints the difficulties involved in translation, brings to light the anomalies and conflicts implicit in our language's referential apparatus, clarifies semantic problems connected with the imputation of existence, and marshals reasons for admitting or repudiating each of various categories of supposed objects. He argues that the notion of a language-transcendent "sentence-meaning" must on the whole be rejected; meaningful studies in the semantics of reference can only be directed toward substantially the same language in which they are conducted"-- Back cover
From a logical point of view : 9 logico-philosophical essays by W. V Quine( Book )

140 editions published between 1953 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 2,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of essays has a unity and bears throughout the imprint of Quine's powerful and original mind. It is written with the felicity in the choice of words which makes everything that Quine writes a pleasure to read, and which ranks him among the best contemporary writers on abstract subjects
Mathematical logic by W. V Quine( Book )

137 editions published between 1940 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of logic by W. V Quine( Book )

78 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his customary incisiveness, W.V. Quine presents logic as the product of two factors, truth and grammar--but argues against the doctrine that the logical truths are true because of grammar or language. Rather, in presenting a general theory of grammar and discussing the boundaries and possible extensions of logic, Quine argues that logic is not a mere matter of words. -- Publisher description
The ways of paradox, and other essays by W. V Quine( Book )

47 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set theory and its logic by W. V Quine( Book )

84 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elementary logic by W. V Quine( Book )

88 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now much revised since its first appearance in 1941, this book, despite its brevity, is notable for its scope and rigor. It provides a single strand of simple techniques for the central business of modern logic. Basic formal concepts are explained, the paraphrasing of words into symbols is treated at some length, and a testing procedure is given for truth-function logic along with a complete proof procedure for the logic of quantifiers. Fully one third of this revised edition is new, and presents a nearly complete turnover in crucial techniques of testing and proving, some change of notation, and some updating of terminology. The study is intended primarily as a convenient encapsulation of minimum essentials, but concludes by giving brief glimpses of further matters
Pursuit of truth by W. V Quine( Book )

46 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pursuit of truth is a quest that links observation, theory, and the world. Various faulty efforts to forge such links have led to much intellectual confusion. Quine's efforts to get beyond the confusion begin by rejecting the very idea of binding together word and thing, rejecting the focus on the isolated word. For him, observation sentences and theoretical sentences are the alpha and omega ofthe scientific enterprise. Notions like "idea" and "meaning" are vague, but a sentence-now there's something you can sink your teeth into. Starting thus with sentences, Quine sketches an epistemological setting for the pursuit of truth. He proceeds to show how reification and reference contribute to the elaborate structure that can indeed relate science to its sensory evidence. --From publisher's description
Ontological relativity, and other essays by W. V Quine( Book )

50 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quine a développé ici sa théorie selon laquelle la philosophie de la connaissance et des sciences est elle-même une activité scientifique corrigée par les autres sciences, et non par une philosophie première fondée sur une métaphysique
The structure of language : readings in the philosophy of language by Jerry A Fodor( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories and things by W. V Quine( Book )

46 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The web of belief by W. V Quine( Book )

35 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quiddities : an intermittently philosophical dictionary by W. V Quine( Book )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The appellation "polymath" is often lightly bestowed, but it can be applied with confidence to the celebrated philosopher Willard Van Orman Quine. Quine's areas of interest are panoramic, as this lively book amply demonstrates. Moving from A (alphabet) to Z (zero), Quiddities roams through more than eighty topics, each providing a full measure of piquant thought, wordplay, and wisdom, couched in easy and elegant prose--"Quine at his unbuttoned best," in Donald Davidson's words. Philosophy, language, and mathematics are the subjects most fully represented; tides of entries include belief, communication, free will, idiotisms, longitude and latitude, marks, prizes, Latin pronunciation, tolerance, trinity. Even the more technical entries are larded with homely lore, anecdote, and whimsical humor. Quiddities will be a treat for admirers of Quine and for others who like to think, who care about language, and who enjoy the free play of intellect on topics large and small. For this select audience, it is an ideal book for browsing
On Noam Chomsky; critical essays by Gilbert Harman( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected logic papers by W. V Quine( Book )

26 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 23 papers on mathematical logic covering such subjects as set theory, proof theory, truth functions, techniques of deduction, and other topics, written between 1934 and 1960
The Philosophy of W.V. Quine by W. V Quine( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roots of reference by W. V Quine( Book )

42 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the philosophy of W.V. Quine( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From stimulus to science by W. V Quine( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this short book, based on lectures delivered in Spain in 1990, Quine begins by locating his work historically. He provides a lightning tour of the history of philosophy (particularly the history of epistemology), beginning with Plato and culminating in an appreciative sketch of Carnap's philosophical ambitions and achievements. This leads, in the second chapter, to an introduction to Quine's attempt to naturalize epistemology, which emphasizes his continuities with Carnap rather than the differences between them. The next chapters develop the naturalistic story of the development of science to take account of how our conceptual apparatus is enhanced so that we can view the world as containing re-identifiable objects
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Word and objectFrom a logical point of view : 9 logico-philosophical essaysMathematical logicPhilosophy of logicThe ways of paradox, and other essaysSet theory and its logicElementary logicOntological relativity, and other essays