A Companion to W. V. O. Quine by Gilbert Harman, Ernest Lepore

By Gilbert Harman, Ernest Lepore

This significant other brings jointly a staff of best figures in modern philosophy to supply an in-depth exposition and research of Quine’s vast effect throughout philosophy’s many subfields, highlighting the breadth of his paintings, and revealing his persisted importance today.

  • Provides an in-depth account and research of W.V.O. Quine’s contribution to American Philosophy, and his place as one of many past due twentieth-century’s such a lot influential analytic philosophers
  • Brings jointly newly-commissioned essays via prime figures inside modern philosophy
  • Covers Quine’s paintings throughout philosophy of common sense, philosophy of language, ontology and metaphysics, epistemology, and more
  • Explores his paintings in terms of the origins of analytic philosophy in the USA, and to the background of philosophy extra broadly
  • Highlights the breadth of Quine’s paintings around the self-discipline, and demonstrates the continued impression of his paintings in the philosophical community

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Hempel, Carl G. and Paul Oppenheim (1948). Studies in the Logic of Explanation. Philosophy of Science 15(2), 135–175. Hylton, Peter (2007). Quine. New York: Routledge. M. (1998). Realistic Rationalism. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 35 thomas kelly Kelly, Thomas (2003). Epistemic Rationality as Instrumental Rationality: A Critique. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 66(3), 612–640. Kelly, Thomas (2007). Evidence and Normativity: Reply to Leite. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 75(2), 465–474.

If part of the task of epistemology were to justify the use of induction against the Humean skeptic, then such an appeal would be objectionably circular, since our knowledge of evolutionary theory requires the use of induction. But Quine abjures this conception of the epistemological task: the task is rather to explain why induction works as well as it does, from within our current view of the world. 17 Quine thus holds that philosophy is continuous with natural science: The naturalization of epistemology, as I have been sketching it, is both a limitation and a liberation.

Scientific Change (347–369). New York and London: Basic Books and Heinemann. Laudan, Larry (1990). Aim-less Epistemology? Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 21(2), 315–322. Leite, Adam (2007). Epistemic Instrumentalism and Reasons for Belief: A Reply to Tom Kelly’s ‘Epistemic Rationality as Instrumental Rationality: A Critique’. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 75(2), 456–464. Maffie, James (1990a). Naturalism and the Normativity of Epistemology. Philosophical Studies 59(3), 333–349.

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