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Word and Object
TLDR
This edition offers a new preface by Quine's student and colleague Dagfinn Follesdal that describes the never-realized plans for a second edition of Word and Object, in which Quine would offer a more unified treatment of the public nature of meaning, modalities, and propositional attitudes.
The two dogmas of empiricism
Modern empiricism has been conditioned in large part by two dogmas. One is a belief in some fundamental cleavage between truths which are analytic, or grounded in meanings independently of matters of
From a Logical Point of View
TLDR
It is the wish of the author to keep general terms distinct from abstract singular terms, so that the over-all dis­ pensability of some assumption that has always rankled as ad hoc and unintuitive is discovered.
On Natural Deduction
  • W. Quine
  • Philosophy
    J. Symb. Log.
  • 1 June 1950
TLDR
The object of this paper is to present and justify a simplification of Gentzen's natural deduction method, to the end of enhancing the advantages just claimed.
The Problem of Simplifying Truth Functions
TLDR
The Problem of Simplifying Truth Functions is concerned with the problem of reducing the number of operations on a graph to a simple number.
On What There Is
In this paper I begin by considering some remarks of Professor W. V. Quine’s on what he calls ‘the ontological problem’.1 Professor Quine holds that from the fact that a sign has meaning it does not,
Main trends in recent philosophy: two dogmas of empiricism.
M ODERN empiricism has been conditioned in large part by two dogmas. One is a belief in some fundamental cleavage between truths which are analytic, or grounded in meanings independently of matters
The Roots of Reference
"Our only channel of information about the world is the impact of external forces on our sensory surfaces. So says science itself. There is no clairvoyance. How, then, can we have parlayed this
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