Ways Of Paradox And Other Essays, Revised Edition (Revised, Enlarged) / Edition 1

Ways Of Paradox And Other Essays, Revised Edition (Revised, Enlarged) / Edition 1

by W. V. Quine
     
 

This expanded edition of The Ways of Paradox includes papers that are among Professor Quine's most important and influential, such as "Truth by Convention," "Carnap and Logical Truth," "On Carnap's Views on Ontology," "The Scope and Language of Science," and "Posits and Reality." Many of these essays deal with unresolved issues of central interest to

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This expanded edition of The Ways of Paradox includes papers that are among Professor Quine's most important and influential, such as "Truth by Convention," "Carnap and Logical Truth," "On Carnap's Views on Ontology," "The Scope and Language of Science," and "Posits and Reality." Many of these essays deal with unresolved issues of central interest to philosophers today. About half of them are addressed to "a wider public than philosophers." The remainder are somewhat more professional and technical. This new edition of The Ways of Paradox contains eight essays that appeared after publication of the first edition, and it retains the seminal essays that must be read by anyone who seeks to master Quine's philosophy.

Quine has been characterized, in The New York Review of Books, as "the most distinguished American recruit to logical empiricism, probably the contemporary American philosopher most admired in the profession, and an original philosophical thinker of the first rank." His "philosophical innovations add up to a coherent theory of knowledge which he has for the most part constructed single-handed." In The Ways of Paradox new generations of readers will gain access to this philosophy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674948372
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1976
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
348
Sales rank:
823,645
Product dimensions:
0.78(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(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.

Table of Contents

1. The Ways of Paradox (1961)

2. On a Supposed Antinomy (1952)

3. Foundations of Mathematics (1964)

4. On the Application of Modern Logic (1960)

5. Homage to Rudolf Carnap (1970)

6. Logic as a Source of Syntactical Insights (1960)

7. Vagaries of Definition (1972)

8. Linguistics and Philosophy (1968)

9. The Limits of Knowledge (1972)

10. Necessary Truth (1963)

11. Truth by Convention (1935)

12. Carnap and Logical Truth (1954)

13. Implicit Definition Sustained (1964)

14. Mr. Strawson on Logical Theory (1953)

15. Three Grades of Modal Involvement (1953)

16. Reply to Professor Marcus (1962)

17. Quantifiers and Propositional Attitudes (1955)

18. A Logistical Approach to the Ontological Problem (1939)

19. On Carnap's Views on Ontology (1951)

20. Ontological Reduction and the World of Numbers (1964)

21. On Mental Entities (1952)

22. The Scope and Language of Science (1954)

23. Posits and Reality (1955)

24. On Simple Theories of a Complex World (1960)

25. On Multiplying Entities (1966-74)

26. Ontological Remarks on the Propositional Calculus (1934)

27. The Variable (1972)

28. Algebraic Logic and Predicate Functors (1970)

29. Truth and Disquotation (1970)

References

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