The two dogmas of empiricism

@inproceedings{Quine1951TheTD,
  title={The two dogmas of empiricism},
  author={W. V. Quine},
  year={1951}
}
  • W. Quine
  • Published 1951
  • Philosophy, Sociology
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 fact, and truths which aresynthetic, or grounded in fact. The other dogma is reductionism: the belief that each meaningful statement is equivalent to some logical construct upon terms which refer to immediate experience. Both dogmas, I shall argue, are ill-founded. One effect of abandoning them is… Expand
A Critique of Wolfhart Pannenberg's Scientific Theology
Abstract In Theology and the Philosophy of Science, Wolfhart Pannenberg argues that theology is on a par with the natural sciences, insofar as theological statements are hypotheses subject toExpand
The Last Dogma of Empiricism
This is, in the jargon of 25 years ago, a paper about the fact/value distinction, or, better, the science/values distinction. The question mark in the title concerns whether the science/valueExpand
Analysis, Schmanalysis
A widely held view in current philosophical theory says to be wary of conceptual analysis and its quest for analyticity. The major source of this suspicion traces back to reasons W. V. Quine gave 50Expand
A Defence of Kantian Synthetic-Analytic Distinction
In the history of Western Philosophy, the distinction between synthetic and analytic judgment has been treated as one of the central issues. Immanuel Kant in his Critique of Pure Reason (1781) makesExpand
A Plea For a Naturalistic Ontology
In philosophy, Naturalism is understood to be a paradigm that confers a certain direction on our thinking and on scientific research. 1 In conjunction with this, there are often in the foregroundExpand
THE QUEST FOR SCIENTIFIC RATIONALITY: SOME HISTORICAL CONSIDERATIONS
These are indeed exciting times for the philosophy of science. With the decline of logical empiricism practitioners have spread themselves over a wide range of alternatives, resuscitating, in theExpand
Beyond Semiological Reductionism
The problems to which philosophy addresses itself resist solution and recur for two reasons. The first is grounded in the brute fact which can be expressed by saying that the world is transcendent orExpand
Two dogmas of analytic historiography
ABSTRACT Starting from an analogy with Quine’s two dogmas of empiricism, I offer a (neo-Kantian) critique of two dogmas of analytic historiography: the belief in a cleavage between the justificationExpand
W. V. Quine’s “Two Dogmas of Empiricism”
True to the spirit of Topoi’s Untimely Reviews section, the present essay is a work of the counterfactual imagination. Suppose that Quine’s “Two Dogmas” had been written and published in the lateExpand
Non-supernaturalism: Linguistic Convention, Metaphysical Claim, or Empirical Matter of Fact?
This paper examines our pre-theoretic conception of non-supernaturalism; the thesis that all that exists is natural. It is argued that we intuitively take this thesis to be a substantive,Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 31 REFERENCES
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 ofExpand
Methods of Logic
TLDR
This widely used textbook of modern formal logic now offers a number of new features, including an introduction to all pattabhi jois lived and a deductive model on a theory because it requires dedication. Expand
A Survey Of Symbolic Logic
Modern interest in modal logic began with this seminal work by the American C.I. Lewis. As well as developing a theory of strict implication based on criticism of Russell and Whitebread's concept ofExpand
New Foundations for Mathematical Logic
(1937). New Foundations for Mathematical Logic. The American Mathematical Monthly: Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 70-80.
La théorie physique. Son objet, sa structure
31 si les theories physiques ont pour objet d’expliquer les lois experimentales, la Physique theorique n’est pas une science autonome ; elle est subordonnee a la Metaphysique. 44 Une Theorie physiqueExpand
The foregoing paragraph was not part of the present essay as originally published. It was prompted by Martin
  • Philosophical Studies
  • 1952
Logical foundations of probability
...
1
2
3
4
...