Quine On Meaning

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Quine On Meaning

Author : Eve Gaudet
ISBN : 9781847143150
Genre : Philosophy
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Willard Van Orman Quine was certainly the greatest analytic philosopher of the second half of the twentieth century. Born in 1908, he held the Edgar Pierce Chair of Philosophy at Harvard University from 1956 to 2000. He made highly important contributions to such areas as mathematical logic, set theory, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of logic. His best known works include From a Logical Point of View, Ontological Relativity and Other Essays, and his most influential Word and Object. One of Quine's central doctrines is the 'indeterminacy of translation' - the assertion that there is no objective answer to the question of what someone means by any given sentence. This view was first put forward in Word and Object and was shocking enough to draw criticisms from other leading philosophers like Noam Chomsky and Richard Rorty. Eve Gaudet argues that these controversies stem partly from Quine's ambiguities and changes of mind, and partly from his readers' misunderstandings. Gaudet dissipates the confusion by examining afresh Quine's whole concept of 'a fact of the matter', and evaluating the contributions to the debate by Chomsky, Rorty, Friedman, Gibson and Follesdal in the light of her new interpretation. This is the first book devoted to a defence of Quine's indeterminacy of translation doctrine. Unlike many who conclude in Quine's favour, Gaudet adopts a critical and nuanced approach to Quine's texts, showing that Quine sometimes changed his positions and was not always as clear and consistent as many assume.
Category: Philosophy
Quine on Meaning
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Eve Gaudet
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-02-15 - Publisher: A&C Black

Willard Van Orman Quine was certainly the greatest analytic philosopher of the second half of the twentieth century. Born in 1908, he held the Edgar Pierce Chair of Philosophy at Harvard University from 1956 to 2000. He made highly important contributions to such areas as mathematical logic, set theory, the
A Companion to W. V. O. Quine
Language: en
Pages: 600
Authors: Gilbert Harman, Ernest Lepore
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-28 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

This Companion brings together a team of leading figures in contemporary philosophy to provide an in-depth exposition and analysis of Quine’s extensive influence across philosophy’s many subfields, highlighting the breadth of his work, and revealing his continued significance today. Provides an in-depth account and analysis of W.V.O. Quine’s contribution to
Quine
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Peter Hylton
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-08-07 - Publisher: Routledge

Quine was one of the foremost philosophers of the Twentieth century. In this outstanding overview of Quine's philosophy, Peter Hylton shows why Quine is so important and how his philosophical naturalism has been so influential within analytic philosophy. Beginning with an overview of Quine's philosophical background in logic and mathematics
Quine's views on meaning and translation as presented in his articles “Two Dogmas of Empiricism” and “Translation and Meaning”
Language: en
Pages: 8
Authors: Svenja Christen
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-27 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Essay from the year 2007 in the subject Philosophy - Philosophy of the Present, grade: 1, University of Southern Denmark, language: English, abstract: In this paper I will concentrate on Quine’s views on meaning and translation as presented in his articles “Two Dogmas of Empiricism” and “Translation and Meaning”. In
Donald Davidson on Truth, Meaning, and the Mental
Language: en
Pages: 290
Authors: Gerhard Preyer
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-06 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This volume offers a reappraisal of Donald Davidson's influential philosophy of thought, meaning, and language, Twelve specially written essays by leading philosophers in the field illuminate a range of themes and problems relating to these subjects, and engage in particular with Ernie Lepore and Kirk Ludwig's interpretation of Davidson's thought.