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Pursuit of Truth

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$34.00 • £27.95 • €30.50

ISBN 9780674739512

Publication Date: 10/20/1992

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128 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

World

  • I. Evidence
    • 1. Stimulation and prediction
    • 2. Observation sentences
    • 3. Theory-laden?
    • 4. Observation categoricals
    • 5. Test and refutation
    • 6. Holism
    • 7. Empirical content
    • 8. Norms and aims
  • II. Reference
    • 9. Bodies
    • 10. Values of variables
    • 11. Utility of reification
    • 12. Indifference of ontology
    • 13. Ontology defused
  • III. Meaning
    • 14. The field linguist’s entering wedge
    • 15. Stimulation again
    • 16. To each his own
    • 17. Translation resumed
    • 18. Indeterminacy of translation
    • 19. Syntax
    • 20. Indeterminacy of reference
    • 21. Whither meanings?
    • 22. Domestic meaning
    • 23. Lexicography
  • IV. Intention
    • 24. Perception and observation sentences
    • 25. Perception extended
    • 26. Perception of things
    • 27. Belief and perception
    • 28. Propositional attitudes
    • 29. Anomalous monism
    • 30. Modalities
    • 31. A mentalistic heritage
  • V. Truth
    • 32. Vehicles of truth
    • 33. Truth as disquotation
    • 34. Paradox
    • 35. Tarski’s construction
    • 36. Paradox skirted
    • 37. Interlocked hierarchies
    • 38. Excluded middle
    • 39. Truth versus warranted belief
    • 40. Truth in mathematics
    • 41. Equivalent theories
    • 42. Irresoluble rivalry
    • 43. Two indeterminacies
  • References
  • Credits
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • W. V. Quine Is Winner of the 1996 Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy
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