By Gilbert Harman, Ernest Lepore
This spouse brings jointly a group of top figures in modern philosophy to supply an in-depth exposition and research of Quine’s large impact throughout philosophy’s many subfields, highlighting the breadth of his paintings, and revealing his persisted value today.
- Provides an in-depth account and research of W.V.O. Quine’s contribution to American Philosophy, and his place as one of many past due twentieth-century’s so much influential analytic philosophers
- Brings jointly newly-commissioned essays by way of best figures inside modern philosophy
- Covers Quine’s paintings throughout philosophy of good judgment, philosophy of language, ontology and metaphysics, epistemology, and more
- Explores his paintings on the subject of the origins of analytic philosophy in the United States, and to the historical past of philosophy extra broadly
- Highlights the breadth of Quine’s paintings around the self-discipline, and demonstrates the ongoing effect of his paintings in the philosophical community
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