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From the Publisher"Edward Becker provides a close and accurate explication and critical assessment of Quine's doctrines concerning conventionalism, analyticity, indeterminacy of meaning, and inscrutability of reference. All of this is accomplished in a fine, in fact an enviable, writing style. The book will be of especial value to Quine enthusiasts and critics as well as a wider audience of philosophers and scholars."
—Alex Orenstein, The City University of New York
"Becker relentlessly pursues a comprehensive understanding of Quine’s philosophy and its constituent doctrines, from the most accessible to the most obscure. This book will be invaluable for students of Quine, and for anyone interested in the further development of the Quinean themes Becker so ably expounds."
—David Pitt, California State University, Los Angeles
"Becker (Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln) provides an exposition of the central themes of W. V. Quine's philosophy beginning with the rejection of conventionalism, the linguistic doctrine of logical truth, and the analytic-synthetic distinction.... Becker's exposition and critical evaluation are clear, thorough, and insightful.... Recommended..."
—-L.B. McHenry, California State University-Northridge, CHOICE
"...recommend Becker’s addition to the ever expanding literature on Quine’s philosophy, a body of scholarship to which Becker has contributed significantly."
—-George Lăzăroiu, PhD, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies in, Humanities and Social Sciences, New York, Review of Contemporary Philosophy