Quine: A Guide for the Perplexed
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Quine: A Guide for the Perplexed

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ISBN-13:
9780826484864
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.06.2006
Seiten:
208
Autor:
Gary Kemp
Gewicht:
367 g
Format:
216x140x13 mm
Serie:
Guides for the Perplexed
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Willard Van Orman Quine is one of the most influential analytic philosophers of the latter half of the twentieth century. This work offers an analysis of his writings and ideas in those areas of philosophy to which he contributed. It sets his work in its intellectual context, illuminating his connections to Russell, Carnap and logical positivism.
Chapter 1: Background: Russell, Carnap and Logical Positivism; Chapter 2: The Critique of Convention and Analyticity; Chapter 3: What is Language? Word and Object and The Roots of Reference. Chapter 4: What is Knowledge? 'Epistemology Naturalized'; Chapter 5: Quinean Metaphysics I: What is Real?; Chapter 6: Quinean Metaphysics II: What does it mean to call something 'real'?; Chapter 7: Quine contra Philosophical Analysis: The Case of Belief; Chapter 8: Summary: What is Philosophy?
Willard Van Orman Quine is one of the most influential analytic philosophers of the latter half of the twentieth century. This work offers an analysis of his writings and ideas in those areas of philosophy to which he contributed. It sets his work in its intellectual context, illuminating his connections to Russell, Carnap and logical positivism.