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Quine

Author: Peter Hylton
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, 2007.
Series: Arguments of the philosophers.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This long-awaited volume is essential reading for anyone interested in Quine, philosophy of language, or the course of twentieth-century philosophy."--Jacket.
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Named Person: W V Quine; Willard van Orman Quine; W V Quine
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hylton
ISBN: 9780415063982 0415063981
OCLC Number: 72988572
Description: x, 405 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Overview: Quine's naturalism --
Quine's philosophical background: beginnings; logic; Carnap --
The analytic-synthetic distinction --
Reconceiving epistemology --
The beginnings of cognitive language: shared responses to stimulation and observation sentences --
Beyond the observation sentences --
Theory and evidence --
Radical translation and its indeterminacy --
Quinean metaphysics: limning the structure of reality --
A framework for theory: the role of logic --
Extensionality, reference, and singular terms --
Ontology, physicalism, realism --
Minds, beliefs, and modality.
Series Title: Arguments of the philosophers.
Responsibility: Peter Hylton.
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Quine was one of the foremost philosophers of the twentieth century. This book shows why Quine is so important and how his philosophical naturalism has been so influential within analytic philosophy.  Read more...

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