The Cambridge Companion to Quine

The Cambridge Companion to Quine

by Roger F. Gibson, Jr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521630568

ISBN-13: 9780521630566

Pub. Date: 04/05/2004

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…  See more details below

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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:
9780521630566
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/05/2004
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Abbreviations
Willard Van Orman Quine1
1Aspects of Quine's naturalized epistemology19
2Quine on the intelligibility and relevance of analyticity47
3Quine's meaning holisms65
4Underdetermination of physical theory91
5Quine on reference and ontology115
6Indeterminacy of translation151
7Quine's behaviorism cum empiricism181
8Quine on modality200
9Quine and logical positivism214
10Quine and logic270
11Quine on Quine287
Selected bibliography295
Index309

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