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A Companion to W. V. O. Quine

Harman, Gilbert ;Lepore, Ernest

2014

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  • Title:
    A Companion to W. V. O. Quine
  • Author: Harman, Gilbert ; Lepore, Ernest
  • Description: This Companion brings together a team of leading figures in contemporary philosophy to provide an in-depth exposition and analysis of Quine’s extensive influence across philosophy’s many subfields, highlighting the breadth of his work, and revealing his continued significance today. Provides an in-depth account and analysis of W.V.O. Quine’s contribution to American Philosophy, and his position as one of the late twentieth-century’s most influential analytic philosophers Brings together newly-commissioned essays by leading figures within contemporary philosophy Covers Quine’s work across philosophy of logic, philosophy of language, ontology and metaphysics, epistemology, and more Explores his work in relation to the origins of analytic philosophy in America, and to the history of philosophy more broadly Highlights the breadth of Quine’s work across the discipline, and demonstrates the continuing influence of his work within the philosophical community.
    Cover -- Blackwell Companions to Philosophy -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction: Life and Work -- 1. Naturalism -- 2. Extensionalism -- 3. Empiricism -- 4. Naturalized Epistemology -- 5. Analyticity -- 6. Holism -- 7. Underdetermination -- 8. Radical Translation -- 9. Indeterminacy and Inscrutability -- 10. Quine’s Influence on the Study of the Logical Form of Ordinary Language -- 11. Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Part I: Method -- 1: Quine and Epistemology -- 1. Empiricism, not “Empiricism” -- 2. Overcoming Traditional Distinctions -- 3. Naturalized Epistemology -- 4. The Rejection of “First Philosophy” -- References -- 2: Quine and the A Priori -- 1. Empiricism Before Quine -- 2. Quine on Analyticity -- 3. Relative Analyticity -- 4. Epistemic and Pragmatic Analyticity -- 5. Quinean Analyticity Again -- 6. Justification -- 7. A Pseudo-Problem? -- 8. Coherentism -- 9. Conservatism -- 10. Is Coherentism Justified? -- 11. A Priori Justification...
    oduction -- 2. Verificationism: Radical and Subtle -- 3. Transcendent Semantics5 -- 4. Clarifications and Qualifications -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 11: Indeterminacy, Relativity, and Behaviorism -- 1. Radical Translation -- 2. Evaluating the Indeterminacy Claim -- 3. Ontological Relativity -- 4. Quine’s Behaviorism -- 5. Concluding Remarks -- 12: Indeterminacy of Translation -- 1. Historical Background -- 2. What Is Indeterminacy of Translation? -- 3. Behaviorism -- 4. Consequences of Indeterminacy -- 5. Quine’s Arguments for the Thesis -- 6. Objections -- References -- 13: Developments in Quine’s Behaviorism -- 1. Quine on His Early Behaviorism -- 2. What is Behaviorism? -- 3. Why Behaviorism? -- 4. Social Nature of Language -- 5. Quine on Radical Translation -- 6. Stimuli -- 7. Davidson: Maximize Agreement -- 8. Davidson: Triangulation -- 9. Quine on the Distal and the Proximal -- 10. Reception versus Perception -- 11. Receptual Difference – Perceptual Similarity -- 12. Preestablished...
    aradox -- 5. The Bigger Picture: Holism and Reductionism -- 6. Descriptions, Attitudes, and Scope -- 7. Relational Modality? -- 8. On What There Is -- 9. Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- 21: The Place of Quine in Analytic Philosophy -- 1. The Logical Empiricist Background -- 2. Quine’s “Truth by Convention” -- 3. Quine’s Battle Against Quantified Modal Logic -- 4. Analyticity, Necessity, and Meaning -- 5. On What There Is: Quine, Carnap, and Ontology -- 6. The Road to Word and Object -- 7. Meaning and Translation -- 8. The Inscrutability of Reference -- 9. Quine’s Self-Refuting Eliminativism -- 10. Analytic Philosophy After Quine -- References -- 22: Quine’s Naturalistic Explication of Carnap’s Logic of Science -- 1. Carnap’s Logic of Science -- 2. Quine on Truth by Convention and Analyticity -- 3. Quine’s Pragmatism and the Doctrinal Side of Epistemology -- 4. Quine’s Naturalism and the Conceptual Side of Epistemology -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 23: Quine and Chomsky on the Ins...
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Publisher: Somerset: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
  • Identifier: E-ISBN: 9781118607954 ; ISBN: 9781118607992
  • Subjects: Empiricism ; Knowledge, Theory of ; Philosophy
  • Language: English
  • Source: Ebook Central Perpetual and DDA titles (ProQuest)

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