Chapter 1. Quine

  1. Christopher Belshaw Senior Lecturer Staff Tutor2 and
  2. Gary Kemp Senior Lecturer3
  1. A. W. Moore Professor

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305685.ch1

12 Modern Philosophers

12 Modern Philosophers

How to Cite

Moore, A. W. (2009) Quine, in 12 Modern Philosophers (eds C. Belshaw and G. Kemp), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305685.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Open University, UK

  2. 3

    University of Glasgow, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Oxford, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405152617

Online ISBN: 9781444305685

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Keywords:

  • Willard Van Orman Quine - greatest analytic philosopher of postwar period;
  • meetings of Vienna Circle - Rudolf Carnap;
  • Carnap's logical positivism;
  • Quine's naturalism;
  • external/internal distinction and analytic/synthetic distinction;
  • The Web of Belief and From a Logical Point of View and Word and Object;
  • indeterminacy of translation;
  • Quine's conception of philosophy I - metaphysics;
  • Quine's conception of philosophy II - ontology;
  • Quine's influence

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Carnap's Logical Positivism

  • Quine's Naturalism

  • The External/Internal Distinction and the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction

  • The Indeterminacy of Translation

  • Quine's Conception of Philosophy I: Metaphysics

  • Quine's Conception of Philosophy II: Ontology

  • Quine's Influence

  • References