ISBN-10:
0674739515
ISBN-13:
9780674739512
Pub. Date:
10/20/1992
Publisher:
Harvard
Pursuit of Truth: Revised Edition / Edition 2

Pursuit of Truth: Revised Edition / Edition 2

by Willard Van Orman Quine
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ISBN-13: 9780674739512
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 10/20/1992
Edition description: includes a Preface to the Revised Edition
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,164,410
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About 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

PART 1: EVIDENCE

1. Stimulation and prediction

2. Observation sentences

3. Theory-laden?

4. Observation categoricals

5. Test and refutation

6. Holism

7. Empirical content

8. Norms and aims

PART 2: REFERENCE

9. Bodies

10. Values of variables

11. Utility of reification

12. Indifference of ontology

13. Ontology defused

PART 3: MEANING

14. The field linguist's entering wedge

15. Stimulation again

16. To each his own

17. Translation resumed

18. Indeterminacy of translation

19. Syntax

20. Indeterminacy of reference

21. Whither meanings?

22. Domestic meaning

23. Lexicography

PART 4: INTENSION

24. Perception and observation sentences

25. Perception extended

26. Perception of things

27. Belief and perception

28. Propositional attitudes

29. Anomalous monism

30. Modalities

31. A mentalistic heritage

PART 5: TRUTH

32. Vehicles of truth

33. Truth as disquotation

34. Paradox

35. Tarski's construction

36. Paradox skirted

37. Interlocked hierarchies

38. Excluded middle

39. Truth versus warranted belief

40. Truth in mathematics

41. Equivalent theories

42. Irresoluble rivalry

43. Two indeterminacies

References

Credits

Index

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