The Cambridge Companion to Quine / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to Quine / Edition 1

by Roger F. Gibson, Jr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521639492

ISBN-13: 9780521639491

Pub. Date: 01/31/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The eleven essays in this volume cover all the central topics of W.V. Quine's philosophy. Quine (1908-2000) was perhaps the most distinguished analytic philosopher of the later half of the twentieth century. His celebrated attack on the analytic/synthetic tradition heralded a major shift away from the views of language descended from logical positivism. His most

Overview

The eleven essays in this volume cover all the central topics of W.V. Quine's philosophy. Quine (1908-2000) was perhaps the most distinguished analytic philosopher of the later half of the twentieth century. His celebrated attack on the analytic/synthetic tradition heralded a major shift away from the views of language descended from logical positivism. His most important book, Word and Object, introduced the concept of indeterminacy of radical translation, a bleak view of the nature of the language with which we ascribe thoughts and beliefs to ourselves and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521639491
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2004
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1. Aspects of Quine's naturalized epistemology Robert Fogelin; 2. Quine on the intelligibility and relevance of analyticity Richard Creath; 3. Quine's holisms Ernest Lepore and Raffaella de Rosa; 4. Underdetermination of physical theory Lars Bergstrom; 5. Quine on reference and ontology Peter Hylton; 6. Indeterminacy of translation Robert Kirk; 7. Quine's behaviorism cum empiricism Roger F. Gibson; 8. Quine on modality Dagfinn Follesdal; 9. Quine and Logical Positivism Daniel Isaacson; 10. Quine and logic Joseph S. Ullian; 11. Quine on Quine Burton S. Dreben.

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