Scientific Philosophy and the Critique of Metaphysics from Russell to Carnap to Quine

@article{Morris2018ScientificPA,
  title={Scientific Philosophy and the Critique of Metaphysics from Russell to Carnap to Quine},
  author={S. Morris},
  journal={Erkenntnis},
  year={2018},
  pages={1-27}
}
Abstract In his “Wissenschaftslogik: The Role of Logic in the Philosophy of Science,” Michael Friedman argues that Carnap’s philosophy of science “is fundamentally anti-metaphysical—he aims to use the tools of mathematical logic to dissolve rather [than] solve traditional philosophical problems—and it is precisely this point that is missed by his logically-minded contemporaries such as Hempel and Quine” (385). In this paper, I take issue with this claim, arguing that Quine, too, is a part of… Expand
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