By Gilbert Harman, Ernest Lepore

This spouse brings jointly a staff of major figures in modern philosophy to supply an in-depth exposition and research of Quine’s broad effect throughout philosophy’s many subfields, highlighting the breadth of his paintings, and revealing his persevered value 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 so much influential analytic philosophers
  • Brings jointly newly-commissioned essays by means of 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 on the subject of the origins of analytic philosophy in the US, and to the heritage of philosophy extra broadly
  • Highlights the breadth of Quine’s paintings around the self-discipline, and demonstrates the continued effect 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.

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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. The old quest for a foundation for natural science, firmer than science itself, is abandoned: that much is the limitation. The liberation is free access to the resources of natural science, without fear of circularity. The naturalist epistemologist settles for what he can learn about the strategy, logic, and mechanics by which our elaborate theory of the physical world is in fact projected, or might be, or should be, from just that amorphous neural intake.

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