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Pursuit of truth

Author: W V Quine
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1990.
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W V Quine
ISBN: 0674739507 9780674739505
OCLC Number: 19778158
Description: x, 113 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: W.V. Quine.
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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.

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