Search - List of Books by Willard Van Orman Quine

"It is one of the consolations of philosophy that the benefit of showing how to dispense with a concept does not hinge on dispensing with it." -- Willard Van Orman Quine
Willard Van Orman Quine (June 25, 1908 – December 25, 2000) (known to intimates as "Van") was an American philosopher and logician in the analytic tradition. From 1930 until his death 70 years later, Quine was continuously affiliated with Harvard University in one way or another, first as a student, then as a professor of philosophy and a teacher of mathematics, and finally as a professor emeritus who published or revised several books in retirement. He filled the Edgar Pierce Chair of Philosophy at Harvard from 1956 to 1978. A recent poll conducted among philosophers named Quine one of the five most important philosophers of the past two centuries. He won the first Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy in 1993, for "his systematical and penetrating discussions of how learning of language and communication are based on socially available evidence and of the consequences of this for theories on knowledge and linguistic meaning."

Quine falls squarely into the analytic philosophy tradition while also being the main proponent of the view that philosophy is not merely conceptual analysis. His major writings include "Two Dogmas of Empiricism" (1951), which attacked the distinction between analytic and synthetic propositions and advocated a form of semantic holism, and Word and Object (1960), which further developed these positions and introduced the notorious indeterminacy of translation thesis. He also developed an influential naturalized epistemology that tried to provide "an improved scientific explanation of how we have developed elaborate scientific theories on the basis of meager sensory input." He is also important in philosophy of science for his "systematic attempt to understand science from within the resources of science itself" and for his conception of philosophy as continuous with science. This led to his famous quip that "philosophy of science is philosophy enough."

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Total Books: 23
Word and Object
2013 - Word and Object [Studies in Communication] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781614275251
ISBN-10: 1614275254
Genres: Reference, Politics & Social Sciences
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Philosophie de la Logique
2008 - Philosophie De La Logique [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782700701470
ISBN-10: 270070147X
Genre: Nonfiction
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La relatividad ontologica y otros ensayos / Ontological Relativity and other Essays
2004 - La Relatividad Ontologica Y Otros Ensayos / Ontological Relativity and Other Essays [Filosofia - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788430905133
ISBN-10: 8430905138
Genre: Nonfiction
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Ontologische Relativitt und andere Schriften
2003 - Ontologische Relativitt Und Andere Schriften (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783465032519
ISBN-10: 3465032519
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Wissenschaft und Empfindung Die Immanuel Kant Lectures
2003 - Wissenschaft Und Empfindung Die Immanuel Kant Lectures (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783772820069
ISBN-10: 3772820069
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Desde Un Punto de Vista Logico
2002 - Desde Un Punto De VIsta Logico (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788449312977
ISBN-10: 8449312973
Genres: Nonfiction, Substores
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Theorien und Dinge
2001 - Theorien Und Dinge (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783518285602
ISBN-10: 3518285602
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Suhrkamp Taschenbcher Wissenschaft Nr65 Grundzge der Logik
2001 - Suhrkamp Taschenbcher Wissenschaft Nr65 Grundzge Der Logik (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783518276655
ISBN-10: 3518276654
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The Time of My Life An Autobiography
2000 - The Time of My Life an Autobiography (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780262670043
ISBN-10: 0262670046
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
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Die Wurzeln der Referenz
1999 - Die Wurzeln Der Referenz (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783518283646
ISBN-10: 3518283642
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La Busqueda de La Verdad
1997 - La Busqueda De La Verdad (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788474235609
ISBN-10: 847423560X
Genres: Nonfiction, Catálogo de libros en español, Substores
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Filosofia de La Logica
1991 - Filosofia De La Logica (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788420620435
ISBN-10: 8420620432
Genre: Nonfiction
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Wort und Gegenstand
1980 - Wort Und Gegenstand (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783150099872
ISBN-10: 3150099870
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The Roots of Reference
1974 - The Roots of Reference [The Paul Carus lectures] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780875481234
ISBN-10: 087548123X
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Methods of Logic
Methods of Logic (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780030065958
ISBN-10: 003006595X
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Elementary Logic Revised Edition
Elementary Logic Revised Edition (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061305771
ISBN-10: 0061305774
Genre: Nonfiction
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Relativit de l'ontologie et autres essais
Relativit De L'ontologie Et Autres Essais (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782700701722
ISBN-10: 2700701720
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Les voies du paradoxe et autres essais
Les Voies Du Paradoxe Et Autres Essais (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782711622504
ISBN-10: 2711622509
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