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Review: Word and Object

User Review  - Dave Peticolas - Goodreads

Quine analyzes the referential mechanisms of English. Along the way he introduces the notion of "radical translation", the attempt to translate a wholly unknown language into a known one, concluding that it is, in general, not possible. Read full review

Review: Word and Object

User Review  - Charles Rouse - Goodreads

This is a key book in Anglo/American philosophy in the mid twentieth century. It's written for those who are philosophically literate, students and others in the field. Quine was an original and very interesting voice with an amazing intellect. Read full review

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User Review  - Abe Kazemzadeh - Goodreads

This book was quite simply amazing. Quine builds up what it means to learn language and communicate from a behavioralist perspective, yet still relates it to logic. It was not an easy book to read and ... Read full review

Review: Word and Object

User Review  - Hevel Cava - Goodreads

Excellent work! Read full review

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User Review  - Christine Cordula Dantas - Goodreads

Exceedingly well-written as much as it is exceedingly difficult. Pre-requisites are the philosophical questions on language, meaning, proposition, analytics, epistemology and necessity. Not a book to ... Read full review

Review: Word and Object

User Review  - Joe W. - Goodreads

A philosopher's philosopher, not for the meek. A cure for the common metaphysicians among us. Read full review

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User Review  - Heath Allen - Goodreads

Very difficult book, but worth the effort. Widely considered Quine's magnum opus for good reason. Read full review

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User Review  - Abol - Goodreads

Still savouring the interanimation of sentences, the stimulus meaning the way a child might learn to speak through reinforcement tbc Read full review

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User Review  - Neil LoBracco - Goodreads

Rigorous is a good term to describe 'Word and Object'. This is one of those books that makes you wonder if the author was beaten as a child. Essentially all of his claims are unassailable, yet at the ... Read full review

Review: Word and Object

User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

Essential for anyone interested in philosophy of language or even more broadly analytic philosophy. I'm not sure I fully buy into Quine's idea of current language as consisting of the subject's ... Read full review


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