Quine is one of the twentieth century's most important and influential philosophers. The essays in this collection are by some of the leading figures in their fields and they touch on the most recent turnings in Quine's work. The book also features an essay by Quine himself, and his replies to each of the papers. Questions are raised concerning Quine's views on knowledge: observation, holism, truth, naturalized epistemology; about language: meaning, the indeterminacy of translation, conjecture; and about the philosophy of logic: ontology, singular terms, vagueness, identity, and intensional contexts. Given Quine's preeminent position, this book must be of interest to students of philosophy in general, Quine aficionados, and most particularly to those working in the areas of epistemology, ontology, philosophies of language, of logic, and of science.To put it another way, we use a translation manual T by applying it to the behavioral/psychological theory we implicitly ... our use of translation manual T in community J consists in our operating there with T($), which is $(T(w 1), T(w2), . ... Now suppose that I deploy T as a translation manual in my dealings with J speakers.
|Title||:||Knowledge, Language and Logic: Questions for Quine|
|Author||:||A. Orenstein, P. Kotatko|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06|