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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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|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.