From a Logical Point of View
Nine Logico-Philosophical Essays 2nd Revised edition
By (author) W. V. Quine
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From a Logical Point of View by W. V. Quine
Book DescriptionThese nine essays are largely concerned with the theory of meaning and references semantics. At the same time adjacent portions of philosophy and logic are discussed. To the existence of what objects may a given scientific theory be said to be committed? And what considerations may suitably guide us in accepting or revising such ontological commitments? These are among the questions dealt with in this book, particular attention being devoted to the role of abstract entities in mathematics. There is speculation on the mechanism whereby objects of one sort or another come to be posited, a process in which the notion of identity plays an important part."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674323513
(210mm x 136mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1980
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author W. V. Quine
Confessions of a Confirmed Extensionalist and Other Essays, Hardback (October 2008)
Collects the main essays from this last, productive period of the author's career. This title also includes some notable earlier essays which contain discussions and are quite often referred to by other philosophers. It offers a defined picture of one of the twentieth century's greatest thinkers working at the height of his powers.
Quine in Dialogue, Hardback (October 2008)
Over the course of his life, W V Quine, one of the 20th century's great philosophers, engaged and inspired, interviewed and critiqued countless scholars, critics, and students. This title presents number of interviews Quine gave about his perspectives on 20th-century logic, science and philosophy, the ideas of others, and philosophy generally.
Quintessence, Paperback (May 2008)
Influenced by Russell and especially by Carnap, Willard Van Orman Quine (1908-2000) emerged as an important proponent of analytic philosophy during the second half of the century. His work includes "Word and Object" and "Two Dogmas of Empiricism". This volume collects Quine's essays and offers readers an introduction to his general philosophy.
From Stimulus to Science, Paperback (February 1998)» View all books by W. V. Quine
This text encapsulates the whole of the author's philosophical enterprise, including his thinking on the components of his epistemological stance - especially the value of logic and mathematics.
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Author Biography - W. V. Quine
W. V. Quine was Edgar Pierce Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University. He wrote twenty-one books, thirteen of them published by Harvard University Press.
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