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Quintessence : basic readings from the philosophy of W.V. Quine

Author: Willard van Orman Quine; Roger F Gibson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Quintessence collects Quine's classic essays in one volume, offering a much-needed introduction to his general philosophy. The selections take up analyticity and reductionism; the indeterminacy of  Read more...

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Named Person: Willard van Orman Quine
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Willard van Orman Quine; Roger F Gibson
ISBN: 0674010485 9780674010482 9780674027558 0674027558
OCLC Number: 728954096
Description: 416 Seiten
Contents: Part I. Analyticity and Reductionism 1. Truth by Convention 2. Two Dogmas of Empiricism 3. Two Dogmas in Retrospect 4. Carnap and Logical Truth Part II. Indeterminacy and Inscrutability 5. Speaking of Objects 6. Reference 7. Translation and Meaning 8. Progress on Two Fronts Part III. Ontology 9. On What There Is 10. The Scope and Language of Science 11. On Simple Theories of a Complex World 12. Ontic Decision 13. Things and Their Place in Theories 14. On Carnap's Views on Ontology Part IV. Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind 15. Epistemology Naturalized 16. Naturalism; or, Living within One's Means 17. The Nature of Natural Knowledge 18. Five Milestones of Empiricism 19. On Mental Entities 20. Mind and Verbal Dispositions Part V. Extensionalism 21. Confessions of a Confirmed Extensionalist 22. Quantifiers and Propositional Attitudes 23. Intensions Revisited 24. Reference and Modality 25. Three Grades of Modal Involvement Credits Index
Responsibility: edited by Roger F. Gibson, Jr.

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"Specialists... will be grateful for this well-modulated selection of Quine's most important essays and articles, which reflect his thinking up to the end of his life." - Leon H. Brody, Library Read more...

 
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