A Companion to W. V. O. Quine (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy)

A Companion to W. V. O. Quine (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy)

By: Ernest LePore (editor), Gilbert Harman (editor)Hardback

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This Companion brings together a team of leading figures in contemporary philosophy to provide an in-depth exposition and analysis of Quine s extensive influence across philosophy s many subfields, highlighting the breadth of his work, and revealing his continued significance today. * Provides an in-depth account and analysis of W.V.O. Quine s contribution to American Philosophy, and his position as one of the late twentieth-century s most influential analytic philosophers * Brings together newly-commissioned essays by leading figures within contemporary philosophy * Covers Quine s work across philosophy of logic, philosophy of language, ontology and metaphysics, epistemology, and more * Explores his work in relation to the origins of analytic philosophy in America, and to the history of philosophy more broadly * Highlights the breadth of Quine s work across the discipline, and demonstrates the continuing influence of his work within the philosophical community

About Author

Gilbert Harman is James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. He has written broadly about W.V.O. Quine s philosophy, and much of his research shows Quine s influence, including Thought (1973), Change in View (1986) and Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind (1999). He is also editor of Semantics of Natural Language (with Donald Davidson, 1970) and The Logic of Grammar (1975). Ernie Lepore is an American philosopher and cognitive scientist. He is currently Acting Director of the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science, and a professor at Rutgers University. He is the co-author with Herman Cappelen of Insensitive Semantics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2004) and Language Turned on Itself (2007). He is editor of The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language (with Barry C. Smith, 2006) and general editor of the Wiley-Blackwell series Philosophers and Their Critics.


Notes on Contributors ix Introduction: Life and Work 1 Gilbert Harman and Ernie Lepore Part I Method 15 1 Quine and Epistemology 17 Thomas Kelly 2 Quine and the A Priori 38 Lars Bergstrom 3 Quine and Pragmatism 54 Peter Godfrey-Smith 4 Quine's Relationship with Analytic Philosophy 69 Gary Kemp 5 Quine on Paraphrase and Regimentation 89 Adam Sennet and Tyrus Fisher 6 Quine's Naturalism 114 Alan Weir 7 Quine's Naturalism Revisited 148 Peter Hylton Part II Language 163 8 Inscrutability Scrutinized 165 Alex Orenstein 9 Quine on the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction 181 Gillian Russell 10 Quine, Analyticity, and Transcendence 203 Ernie Lepore 11 Indeterminacy, Relativity, and Behaviorism 219 Gilbert Harman 12 Indeterminacy of Translation 236 Peter Pagin 13 Developments in Quine's Behaviorism 263 Dagfinn Follesdal Part III Logic, Mathematics, Science 279 14 Quine's Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics 281 John P. Burgess 15 Bolzano, Quine, and Logical Truth 296 Sandra Lapointe 16 Quine on Observationality 313 Olav Gjelsvik 17 Observation 333 Bredo C. Johnsen 18 Quine on Evidence 350 Robert Sinclair 19 Quine on Reference and Quantification 373 Michael Glanzberg Part IV Relation to Other Philosophers 401 20 Quine and Russell 403 Gary Ostertag 21 The Place of Quine in Analytic Philosophy 432 Scott Soames 22 Quine's Naturalistic Explication of Carnap's Logic of Science 465 Gary Ebbs 23 Quine and Chomsky on the Ins and Outs of Language 483 Barry C. Smith 24 Quine's Conception of Explication and Why It Isn't Carnap's 508 Martin Gustafsson 25 The Relation between Quine and Davidson 526 Hans-Johann Glock 26 Quine and the Revival of Metaphysics 552 Gideon Rosen Name Index 571 Subject Index 576

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  • ISBN13: 9780470672105
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 600
  • ID: 9780470672105
  • weight: 1064
  • ISBN10: 0470672102

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