Gilbert Harman, Ernest Lepore's A Companion to W. V. O. Quine PDF

By Gilbert Harman, Ernest Lepore

ISBN-10: 0470672102

ISBN-13: 9780470672105

This spouse brings jointly a group of major figures in modern philosophy to supply an in-depth exposition and research of Quine’s huge effect throughout philosophy’s many subfields, highlighting the breadth of his paintings, and revealing his endured value today.

  • Provides an in-depth account and research of W.V.O. Quine’s contribution to American Philosophy, and his place as one of many overdue twentieth-century’s so much influential analytic philosophers
  • Brings jointly newly-commissioned essays by way of prime figures inside of modern philosophy
  • Covers Quine’s paintings throughout philosophy of common sense, philosophy of language, ontology and metaphysics, epistemology, and more
  • Explores his paintings on the subject of the origins of analytic philosophy in the US, and to the background of philosophy extra broadly
  • Highlights the breadth of Quine’s paintings around the self-discipline, and demonstrates the ongoing effect of his paintings in the philosophical community

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Carnap, Rudolf (1937b). The Logical Syntax of Language. London: K. , Ltd. Carnap, Rudolf (1950). Logical Foundations of Probability. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Carnap, Rudolf (1963). Intellectual Autobiography. A. ). The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap (1–84). LaSalle, IL: Open Court. Foley, Richard (1987). The Theory of Epistemic Rationality. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Frege, Gottlob (1884 [1980]). The Foundations of Arithmetic. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press.

However, there is no pretense that the structure of justification thus exhibited corresponds to the order of actual cognition. ” The project is generally taken to be a tremendous intellectual achievement, despite the facts that: (i) the calculus was already a spectacular success, and (ii) even today, this work typically plays no role in the thought of those relatively few people who are familiar with it, on those occasions when they use calculus. The logical empiricists’ enthusiasm for the program of rational reconstruction extended beyond mathematics to human knowledge as a whole.

But is this really an analytic proposition? Is Ayer’s claim “true solely in virtue of the meaning of its constituent symbols”? Does it lack “factual content”? It seems not. 6 But even if these were “logical facts,” it is hardly a logical fact that no conceivable observations would make us reject them. ╇ Quine on Analyticity In any case, the earlier empiricist position, exemplified by Ayer, may still be fairly popular. 8 But everyone has not yet accepted Quine’s criticism. Perhaps a majority of contemporary philosophers has not been persuaded by it.

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