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W.V.O. Quine (1908-2000) was a prominent 20th century analytic philosopher.

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comparing theories becomes in part a problem of translation, and my attitude towards it may be briefly indicated by reference to the related position developed by Quine in Word and Object and in … subsequent publications. Unlike Quine, I do not believe that reference in natural or in scientific languages is ultimately inscrutable, only that it is very difficult to discover and that one may …
answered Aug 1 '18 by Geoffrey Thomas
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Very briefly, Quine's doctrine of ontological commitment is the thesis that ontologically, or metaphysically, logic is not neutral because the existential quantifier, '∃', commits logic to the existen …
answered Feb 4 '18 by Geoffrey Thomas
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ravens paradox to Goodman's paradox of 'grue' emeralds. Such paradoxes are the background to Quine's account of confirmation. Quine and confirmation - natural kinds [Quine] ... attempts to … last statement depend in turn upon the response patterns to stimulation of such organisms. These patterns tell a tale; and the term innate quality space is the title Quine gives to the tale …
answered 19 hours ago by Geoffrey Thomas