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Quintessence

Basic Readings from the Philosophy of W. V. Quine

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$33.50 • £26.95 • €30.00

ISBN 9780674027558

Publication Date: 04/30/2008

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432 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Belknap Press

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  • Preface by Roger F. Gibson, Jr.
  • I. Analyticity and Reductionism
    • 1. Truth by Convention
    • 2. Two Dogmas of Empiricism
    • 3. Two Dogmas in Retrospect
    • 4. Carnap and Logical Truth
  • II. Indeterminacy and Inscrutability
    • 5. Speaking of Objects
    • 6. Reference
    • 7. Translation and Meaning
    • 8. Progress on Two Fronts
  • III. Ontology
    • 9. On What There Is
    • 10. The Scope and Language of Science
    • 11. On Simple Theories of a Complex World
    • 12. Ontic Decision
    • 13. Things and Their Place in Theories
    • 14. On Carnap’s Views on Ontology
  • IV. Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind
    • 15. Epistemology Naturalized
    • 16. Naturalism; or, Living within One’s Means
    • 17. The Nature of Natural Knowledge
    • 18. Five Milestones of Empiricism
    • 19. On Mental Entities
    • 20. Mind and Verbal Dispositions
  • V. Extensionalism
    • 21. Confessions of a Confirmed Extensionalist
    • 22. Quantifiers and Propositional Attitudes
    • 23. Intensions Revisited
    • 24. Reference and Modality
    • 25. Three Grades of Modal Involvement
  • Credits
  • Index

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