Theories and Things
By (author) W. V. Quine
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Theories and Things by W. V. Quine
Book DescriptionHere are the most recent writings, some of them unpublished, of the preeminent philosopher of our time. Philosophical reflections on language are brought to bear upon metaphysical and epistemological questions such as these: What does it mean to assume objects, concrete and abstract? How do such assumptions serve science? What is the empirical content of a scientific theory? Further essays deal with meaning, moral values, analytical philosophy and its history, metaphor, the nature of mathematics; several are concerned with logic; and there are essays on individual philosophers. The volume concludes with some general reflections on the contemporary scene and two playful pieces on the "Times Atlas" and H. L. Mencken. Quine is always, whatever his subject, an elegant writer, witty, precise, and forceful. Admirers of his earlier books will welcome this new volume.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674879263
(209mm x 137mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1981
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author W. V. Quine
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.
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.
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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