American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Quine, Willard van Orman 1908-2000. American analytic philosopher and logician whose major writings, including Word and Object (1960), concern issues of language and meaning.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. United States philosopher and logician who championed an empirical view of knowledge that depended on language (1908-2001)
“Quine is fantastic, but I wasn’t exposed to him by picking up Word and Object and reading it through.”
“And I also think that Carnap’s reply to Quine is pretty good, but certainly if we were to compare influence when it comes to criticism of conceptual analysis, Quine must be ranked ahead of Rorty.”
“(It's not clear what entitles Quine to this crucial “only,” but his doctrine has been read as standardly including it; see Rey 1998 for discussion).”
“The present paper is a modest attempt in this direction, mainly looking at the take on language by scholars such as Quine, F. de Saussure, Austin, J.”
“The view that scientific language could readily and easily be analyzed directly in terms of observables gradually gave way to more holistic views, such as Quine's”
“The man is far more likely to be searched for under "Quine" alone than the computer program.)”
“The … - Quine-Sellars trajectory culminates in Davidson, who also shows us how Wittgenstein was not only needlessly obscure, but in important ways getting only half the picture.”
“Really need to be read in a seminar led by some old dude tying together the conversational context at the time, between Davidson, Quine, Putnam, Sellars, Evans, Rorty, and all the rest. sherifffruitfly says:”
“You could say this was important in part for itself, but also as a way to get a grip on Quine and Rorty.”
“Really need to be read in a seminar led by some old dude tying together the conversational context at the time, between Davidson, Quine, Putnam, Sellars, Evans, Rorty, and all the rest.”
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