Naturalism, Reference, and Ontology: Essays in Honor of Roger F. Gibson

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Chase B. Wrenn
Peter Lang, 2008 - Philosophy - 260 pages
Naturalism, Reference, and Ontology is a collection of twelve original essays honoring Roger F. Gibson, who has been a leading proponent and defender of W. V. Quine's philosophy for nearly thirty years. The essays address a wide range of topics, including normativity and naturalized epistemology, holism, consciousness, the philosophy of logic, perception, value theory, and the arts. The contributors are an international group of prominent philosophers as well as rising scholars including: Robert Barrett, Lars Bergström, Richard Creath, David Henderson, Terence Horgan, Ernest Lepore, Pete Mandik, Alex Orenstein, Kenneth Shockley, J. Robert Thompson, Josefa Toribio, Joseph Ullian, Josh Weisberg, and Chase B. Wrenn.
 

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Contents

The Apparent A Priori and Four Things to do About
13
A Defense of Quinean Naturalism
25
Would You Really Rather be Lucky than Good?
47
Naturalism and Beliefcentered Epistemology
77
Intuitional Content Nonconceptual Content and Perceptual Justification
93
Defending Quines Naturalistic Ontology
109
What Room for Value?
127
Logic Beyond the Legacy
141
Quine versus Quine
165
Linguistics and Philosophy
183
Baseball and the Arts
217
TypeQ Materialism
223
Selected Bibliography of Roger Gibsons Work
247
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About the author (2008)

The Editor: Chase B. Wrenn earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis, working under the supervision of Roger Gibson. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Alabama, where he is also director of the undergraduate Mind and Brain program. He has previously published articles in such journals as The Philosophical Quarterly, The Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, The Southern Journal of Philosophy, and Theoria.

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