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Science and Philosophy

Sander Verhaegh

in Working from Within: The Nature and Development of Quine's Naturalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190913151
eISBN:
9780190913168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913151.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Contemporary analytic philosophy is dominated by metaphilosophical naturalism, the view that philosophy ought to be in some sense continuous with science. According to contemporary naturalists, we ... More


Quine on Ontology: Chapter 7 of Word and Object

Gary Kemp and Andrew Lugg

in Quine, Structure, and Ontology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198864288
eISBN:
9780191896446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864288.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presents a section-by-section discussion of chapter 7 of W. V. Quine’s Word and Object, ‘Ontic Decision’. After outlining Quine’s earlier thinking about ontology, it considers his ... More


Radical Interpretation: Davidson’s Philosophy of Language

Kathrin Glüer

in Donald Davidson: A Short Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195382976
eISBN:
9780190267469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195382976.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents the basics of Donald Davidson’s philosophy of language. It explains the essential principles of truth-conditional semantics, and briefly looks into Alfred Tarski’s project of ... More


Abstract Entities

Michael Jubien

in Possibility

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199232789
eISBN:
9780191809798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199232789.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter talks about how things can exist in many different forms besides their actual one, dubbed as the ‘ways things could have been’. These ways are interpreted as properties that things could ... More


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