The Themes of Quine's Philosophy: Meaning, Reference, and by Edward Becker

By Edward Becker

Willard Van Orman Quine's paintings revolutionized the fields of epistemology, semantics and ontology. on the center of his philosophy are a number of interconnected doctrines: his rejection of conventionalism and of the linguistic doctrine of logical and mathematical fact, his rejection of the analytic/synthetic contrast, his thesis of the indeterminacy of translation and his thesis of the inscrutability of reference. during this e-book Edward Becker units out to interpret and clarify those doctrines. He deals specific analyses of the suitable texts, discusses Quine's perspectives on that means, reference and information, and indicates how Quine's perspectives constructed through the years. He additionally proposes a brand new model of the linguistic doctrine of logical fact, and a brand new manner of rehabilitating analyticity. His wealthy exploration of Quine's idea will curiosity all these looking to comprehend and overview the paintings of 1 of crucial philosophers of the second one half the 20 th century.

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