The Ways of Paradox and Other Essays
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By (author) W. V. Quine
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Ways of Paradox and Other Essays by W. V. Quine
Book DescriptionThis expanded edition of The Ways of Paradox includes papers that are among Professor Quine's most important and influential, such as Truth by Convention, Carnap and Logical Truth, On Carnap's Views on Ontology, The Scope and Language of Science, and Posits and Reality. Many of these essays deal with unresolved issues of central interest to philosophers today. About half of them are addressed to a wider public than philosophers. The remainder are somewhat more professional and technical. This new edition of The Ways of Paradox contains eight essays that appeared after publication of the first edition, and it retains the seminal essays that must be read by anyone who seeks to master Quine's philosophy. Quine has been characterized, in The New York Review of Books, as the most distinguished American recruit to logical empiricism, probably the contemporary American philosopher most admired in the profession, and an original philosophical thinker of the first rank. His philosophical innovations add up to a coherent theory of knowledge which he has for the most part constructed single-handed. In The Ways of Paradox new generations of readers will gain access to this philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674948372
(210mm x 140mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1976
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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