Quine

ISBN-10: 0415780071
ISBN-13: 9780415780070
Edition: 2007
Authors: Peter Hylton
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 1/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
Overview: Quine's naturalism
Fundamentals
Stimulations and science
Realism, instrumentalism, pragmatism
�Our theory�
Tasks for philosophy
Quine's philosophical background: beginnings; logic; Carnap
Early forays, logic, logicism
Carnap: the Aufbau project and its failure
Disposing of metaphysics: language-relativity, tolerance, and conventionalism
The analytic-synthetic distinction
The analytic-synthetic distinction
Doubts about meanings
Artificial languages
Ouinean analyticity and the issue of scope
An epistemological distinction?
The putatively a priori
Reconceiving epistemology
Input; observations, evidence, and stimulations
The genetic project
Clarification of the genetic project
Language, meaning, and behavior
Methods of the project: dispositions
Approaches to language: working backwards
The beginnings of cognitive language: shared; responses to stimulation and observation sentences
Responses to stimulation; perceptual similarity
Sharing our responses
Learning
Observation sentences
The Janus-faced character of observation sentences: evidence, reference
Beyond the observation sentences
Extending the project: learning, evidence, and holism
Language-dependent learning; more on holism
Reference
Reference and identity
Theory and evidence
Evidence; observation categorical
Observation categoricals and empirical content
Underdetermination
Radical translation and its indeterminacy
Indeterminacy of translation
Indeterminacy of reference
The threat of incoherence
Arguing for indeterminacy
Arguing against indeterminacy
The significance of indeterminacy
Quinean metaphysics: limning the structure of reality
Theory, language, and reality
Regimentation
Ontological reduction: definition, explication, and elimination
A framework for theory: the role of logic
The syntax of logic; ontological commitment
Bivalence
First-order logic
The bearers of truth-values: eternal sentences
Truth
Extensionality, reference, and singular terms
Singular terms
Extensionality
Extensionality and reference
Appendix
Ontology, physicalism, realism
Ontology: general principles; bodies and objects
Sets, hyper-Pythagoreanism and the role of ontology
Physicalism
Realism
Minds, beliefs, and modality
The mind and the attitudes
The de dicto attitudes: syntax and ontology
The de dicto attitudes: semantics
Attitudes and facts
The de re attitudes: a blind alley
Modality
Causality, counterfactuals, and natural necessity
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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