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The Resource Quine : a guide for the perplexed, Gary Kemp

Quine : a guide for the perplexed, Gary Kemp

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Quine : a guide for the perplexed
Title
Quine
Title remainder
a guide for the perplexed
Statement of responsibility
Gary Kemp
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Willard Van Orman Quine is one of the most influential analytic philosophers of the latter half of the twentieth century. No serious student of modern analytic philosophy can afford to ignore Quine's work. Yet there is no doubt that it presents a considerable challenge. The book offers clear explication and analysis of Quine's writings and ideas in all those areas of philosophy to which he contributed (except technical matters in logic). Quine's work is set in its intellectual context, illuminating his connections to Russell, Carnap and logical positivism. Detailed attention is paid to Word and Object, Quine's seminal text, and to his important theories on the nature of truth, knowledge and reality. This text presents an account of Quine's philosophy as a unified whole, identifying and exploring the themes and approaches common to his seemingly disparate concerns, and showing this to be the key to understanding fully the work of this major modern thinker."--Publisher's website
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DLC
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1960 October 15-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kemp, Gary
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The guides for the perplexed
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Quine, W. V.
Label
Quine : a guide for the perplexed, Gary Kemp
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • Preface
  • 1.
  • Philosophy as Quine found it.
  • p. 1
  • Quine as philosopher and anti-philosopher.
  • p. 1
  • Empiricism and the claims of science.
  • p. 3
  • Logical empiricism.
  • p. 5
  • Linguistic frameworks, analyticity and tolerance.
  • p. 8
  • 2.
  • Convention, analyticity and holism.
  • p. 13
  • 'Truth by Convention': preliminaries.
  • p. 13
  • 'Truth by Convention': Quine's objections.
  • p. 16
  • first dogma of 'Two Dogmas': analyticity.
  • p. 19
  • second dogma: reductionism.
  • p. 23
  • Further points on definition, postulation and the limits of syntax.
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • indeterminacy of translation.
  • p. 35
  • From criticism to construction.
  • p. 35
  • Approaching the natives.
  • p. 38
  • Stimulus meaning and observation sentences.
  • p. 40
  • Synonymy and analyticity considered anew.
  • p. 46
  • Analytical hypotheses.
  • p. 47
  • Indeterminacy of translation.
  • p. 52
  • Reflecting on indeterminacy.
  • p. 56
  • 4.
  • Naturalized epistemology and the roots of reference.
  • p. 68
  • Reciprocal containment.
  • p. 68
  • Evidence and the connection of language to the world.
  • p. 73
  • Focusing on the individual.
  • p. 76
  • psychology of learning.
  • p. 79
  • Language: observation sentences to theory.
  • p. 85
  • Reference.
  • p. 88
  • 5.
  • Truth, ontology and the language of science.
  • p. 95
  • ontological question.
  • p. 95
  • actuary of science.
  • p. 99
  • 'To be is to be the value of a bound variable'.
  • p. 105
  • Posits, reality and reduction.
  • p. 110
  • Ontological relativity.
  • p. 115
  • Truth.
  • p. 119
  • 6.
  • Extenionality and abstract ontology.
  • p. 128
  • Causality and dispositions.
  • p. 128
  • 'No entity without identity': abstract objects, good and bad.
  • p. 132
  • Propositional attitudes.
  • p. 137
  • Modality.
  • p. 145
  • 7.
  • Science, philosophy and common sense.
  • p. 151
  • rejection of first philosophy.
  • p. 151
  • Quine and analytic philosophy.
  • p. 155
  • Lingering questions.
  • p. 164
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 174
  • Index.
  • p. 177
Control code
ocm62878370
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 179 p.
Isbn
9780826484871
Lccn
2005037798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Quine : a guide for the perplexed, Gary Kemp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • Preface
  • 1.
  • Philosophy as Quine found it.
  • p. 1
  • Quine as philosopher and anti-philosopher.
  • p. 1
  • Empiricism and the claims of science.
  • p. 3
  • Logical empiricism.
  • p. 5
  • Linguistic frameworks, analyticity and tolerance.
  • p. 8
  • 2.
  • Convention, analyticity and holism.
  • p. 13
  • 'Truth by Convention': preliminaries.
  • p. 13
  • 'Truth by Convention': Quine's objections.
  • p. 16
  • first dogma of 'Two Dogmas': analyticity.
  • p. 19
  • second dogma: reductionism.
  • p. 23
  • Further points on definition, postulation and the limits of syntax.
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • indeterminacy of translation.
  • p. 35
  • From criticism to construction.
  • p. 35
  • Approaching the natives.
  • p. 38
  • Stimulus meaning and observation sentences.
  • p. 40
  • Synonymy and analyticity considered anew.
  • p. 46
  • Analytical hypotheses.
  • p. 47
  • Indeterminacy of translation.
  • p. 52
  • Reflecting on indeterminacy.
  • p. 56
  • 4.
  • Naturalized epistemology and the roots of reference.
  • p. 68
  • Reciprocal containment.
  • p. 68
  • Evidence and the connection of language to the world.
  • p. 73
  • Focusing on the individual.
  • p. 76
  • psychology of learning.
  • p. 79
  • Language: observation sentences to theory.
  • p. 85
  • Reference.
  • p. 88
  • 5.
  • Truth, ontology and the language of science.
  • p. 95
  • ontological question.
  • p. 95
  • actuary of science.
  • p. 99
  • 'To be is to be the value of a bound variable'.
  • p. 105
  • Posits, reality and reduction.
  • p. 110
  • Ontological relativity.
  • p. 115
  • Truth.
  • p. 119
  • 6.
  • Extenionality and abstract ontology.
  • p. 128
  • Causality and dispositions.
  • p. 128
  • 'No entity without identity': abstract objects, good and bad.
  • p. 132
  • Propositional attitudes.
  • p. 137
  • Modality.
  • p. 145
  • 7.
  • Science, philosophy and common sense.
  • p. 151
  • rejection of first philosophy.
  • p. 151
  • Quine and analytic philosophy.
  • p. 155
  • Lingering questions.
  • p. 164
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 174
  • Index.
  • p. 177
Control code
ocm62878370
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 179 p.
Isbn
9780826484871
Lccn
2005037798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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