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Ontology, Analyticity, and Meaning: The Quine-Carnap Dispute

Scott Soames

in Analytic Philosophy in America: And Other Historical and Contemporary Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160726
eISBN:
9781400850464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160726.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines the dispute between Quine and Carnap about how to understand ontological commitment and what ontology to adopt. The central dispute is over Carnap’s acceptance of abstract ... More


Platonism as a Way of Life

John M. Cooper

in Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138602
eISBN:
9781400842322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138602.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the philosophy of Plotinus. It argues that philosophy, and only philosophy, can prepare us adequately for our true life, a life consisting of contemplation of Forms, in ... More


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