Theories and Things

  title={Theories and Things},
  author={W. Quine},
Here are the most recent writings, some of them unpublished, of the preeminent philosopher of our time. Philosophical reflections on language are brought to bear upon metaphysical and epistemological questions such as these: What does it mean to assume objects, concrete and abstract? How do such assumptions serve science? What is the empirical content of a scientific theory? Further essays deal with meaning, moral values, analytical philosophy and its history, metaphor, the nature of… Expand
530 Citations
Modality and Ontology
  • 43
Why Is Reality a Troubling Concept?
  • L. Friedman
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
  • 1999
  • 22
Just how controversial is evidential holism?
  • 12
Consciousness and Realism
  • 5
Quine on the Dogmas of Empiricism
  • PDF
Quine on naturalism, nominalism, and philosophy’s place within science
  • 2