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From stimulus to science

Author: W V Quine
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995.
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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
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Named Person: W V Quine; W V Quine; W V Quine; W V Quine
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W V Quine
ISBN: 0674326350 9780674326354 0674326369 9780674326361
OCLC Number: 32312812
Description: vi, 114 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: I. Days of Yore --
II. Naturalism --
III. Reification --
IV. Checkpoints and Empirical Content --
V. Logic and Mathematics --
VI. Denotation and Truth --
VII. Semantic Agreement --
VIII. Things of the Mind --
Appendix: Predicate Functors.
Responsibility: W.V. Quine.

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