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Quiddities : an intermittently philosophical dictionary

Author: W V Quine
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
Dictionnaires anglais
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Quine, W.V. (Willard Van Orman).
Quiddities.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1987
(DLC) 87011974
(OCoLC)15660571
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W V Quine
ISBN: 9780674042438 0674042433 0674743520 9780674743526
OCLC Number: 456412307
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (249 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface --
Contents --
Alphabet --
Altruism --
Anomaly --
Artificial Languages --
Atoms --
Beauty --
Belief --
Classes versus Properties --
Classes versus Sets --
Communication --
Complex Numbers --
Consonant Clusters --
Constructivism --
Copula --
Creation --
Decimals and Dimidials --
Definition --
Discreteness --
Etymology --
Euphemism --
Excluded Middle --
Extravagance --
Fermat�s Last Theorem --
Formalism --
Freedom --
Free Will --
Functions --
Future --
Gambling --
Gender --
GÜdel�s Theorem --
Ideas --
Identity IdiotismsImpredicativity --
Infinite Numbers --
Inflection --
Information --
Kinship of Words --
Knowledge --
Language Drift --
Language Reform --
Latin Pronunciation --
Lines --
Longitude and Latitude --
Marks --
Mathematosis --
Meaning --
Mind versus Body --
Misling --
Natural Numbers --
Necessity --
Negation --
Paradoxes --
Phonemes --
Plurals --
Predicate Logic --
Prediction --
Prefixes --
Prizes --
Pronunciation --
Real Numbers --
Recursion --
Redundancy --
Reference, Reification --
Rhetoric --
Semantic Switch Senses of WordsSingular Terms --
Space-Time --
Syntax --
Things --
Tolerance --
Trinity --
Truth --
Type versus Token --
Units --
Universal Library --
Universals --
Usage and Abusage --
Use versus Mention --
Variables --
Zero --
Index
Responsibility: W.V. Quine.

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A chief pleasure of reading these essays lies in their unexpected connections. A path through the side-alleys of cross-reference in Quiddities draws a revealing map of Mr. Quine's interests... Few Read more...

 
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