The Cambridge Companion to Quine
Roger F. Gibson
Cambridge University Press, Mar 29, 2004 - Philosophy - 323 pages
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.
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Aspects of Quines Naturalized Epistemology
Quine on the Intelligibility and Relevance of Analyticity
Quines Meaning Holisms
Underdetermination of Physical Theory
Quine on Reference and Ontology
Indeterminacy of Translation
Quines Behaviorism cum Empiricism
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