From a Logical Point of View: Nine Logico-Philosophical Essays / Edition 2

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Overview

Several of these essays have been printed whole in journals; others are in varying degrees new. Two main themes run through them. One is the problem of meaning, particularly as involved in the notion of an analytic statement. The other is the notion of ontological, commitment, particularly as involved in the problem of universals.
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Editorial Reviews

Cambridge Review
This volume of essays has a unity and bears throughout the imprint of Quine's powerful and original mind. It is written with the felicity in the choice of words which makes everything that Quine writes a pleasure to read, and which ranks him among the best contemporary writers on abstract subjects.
Oxford Magazine
Professor Quine's challenging and original views are here for the first time presented as a unity. The chief merit of the book is the heart-searching from which it arose and to which it will give rise. In vigour, conciseness, and clarity, it is characteristic of its author.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674323513
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1980
  • Edition description: Second Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 948,717
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

W. V. Quine was Edgar Pierce Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University. He wrote twenty-one books, thirteen of them published by Harvard University Press.
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Table of Contents

I. On what there is

II. Two dogmas of empiricism

III. The problem of meaning in linguistics

IV. Identity, ostension, and hypostasis

V. New foundations for mathematical logic

VI. Logic and the reification of universals

VII. Notes on the theory of reference

VIII. Reference and modality

IX. Meaning and existential inference

Origins of the essays

Bibliographical references

Index

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