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Philosophy of Logic

Philosophy of Logic

Second Edition

W. V. Quine

ISBN 9780674665637

Publication date: 06/06/1986

With his customary incisiveness, W. V. Quine presents logic as the product of two factors, truth and grammar—but argues against the doctrine that the logical truths are true because of grammar or language. Rather, in presenting a general theory of grammar and discussing the boundaries and possible extensions of logic, Quine argues that logic is not a mere matter of words.


  • Quine has few if any equals as an expositor of logic… The field in which he has made himself preeminent is that of the philosophy of logic, to which…Philosophy of Logic is a short but brilliant introduction.

    —Times Literary Supplement


  • W. V. Quine was Edgar Pierce Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University. He wrote twenty-one books, thirteen of them published by Harvard University Press.

Book Details

  • 128 pages
  • 5-7/8 x 9 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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