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Quine, W. V. (Willard Van Orman)

Works: 642 works in 2,231 publications in 12 languages and 65,513 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Dictionaries  Records and correspondence  Miscellanea  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Author, Originator, Interviewee, Commentator, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: B945.Q54, 191
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Word and object by W. V Quine( Book )
172 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Language consists of dispositions, socially instilled, to respond observably to socially observable stimuli. Such is the point of view from which a noted philosopher and logician examines the notion of meaning and the linguistic mechanisms of objective reference. In the course of the discussion, Professor Quine pinpoints the difficulties involved in translation, brings to light the anomalies and conflicts implicit in our language's referential apparatus, clarifies semantic problems connected with the imputation of existence, and marshals reasons for admitting or repudiating each of various categories of supposed objects. He argues that the notion of a language-transcendent "sentence-meaning" must on the whole be rejected; meaningful studies in the semantics of reference can only be directed toward substantially the same language in which they are conducted"-- Back cover
Mathematical logic by W. V Quine( Book )
126 editions published between 1940 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 2,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy of logic by W. V Quine( Book )
72 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 2,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With his customary incisiveness, W.V. Quine presents logic as the product of two factors, truth and grammar--but argues against the doctrine that the logical truths are true because of grammar or language. Rather, in presenting a general theory of grammar and discussing the boundaries and possible extensions of logic, Quine argues that logic is not a mere matter of words. -- Publisher description
Set theory and its logic by W. V Quine( Book )
80 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 2,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Methods of logic by W. V Quine( Book )
122 editions published between 1852 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 2,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Philosophy of W.V. Quine an expository essay by Roger F Gibson( )
20 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and held by 2,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From a logical point of view : 9 logico-philosophical essays by W. V Quine( Book )
116 editions published between 1953 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 2,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume of essays has a unity and bears throughout the imprint of Quine's powerful and original mind. It is written with the felicity in the choice of words which makes everything that Quine writes a pleasure to read, and which ranks him among the best contemporary writers on abstract subjects
Quiddities an intermittently philosophical dictionary by W. V Quine( )
30 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The appellation "polymath" is often lightly bestowed, but it can be applied with confidence to the celebrated philosopher Willard Van Orman Quine. Quine's areas of interest are panoramic, as this lively book amply demonstrates. Moving from A (alphabet) to Z (zero), Quiddities roams through more than eighty topics, each providing a full measure of piquant thought, wordplay, and wisdom, couched in easy and elegant prose--"Quine at his unbuttoned best," in Donald Davidson's words. Philosophy, language, and mathematics are the subjects most fully represented; tides of entries include belief, communication, free will, idiotisms, longitude and latitude, marks, prizes, Latin pronunciation, tolerance, trinity. Even the more technical entries are larded with homely lore, anecdote, and whimsical humor. Quiddities will be a treat for admirers of Quine and for others who like to think, who care about language, and who enjoy the free play of intellect on topics large and small. For this select audience, it is an ideal book for browsing
The ways of paradox, and other essays by W. V Quine( Book )
43 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elementary logic by W. V Quine( Book )
80 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Now much revised since its first appearance in 1941, this book, despite its brevity, is notable for its scope and rigor. It provides a single strand of simple techniques for the central business of modern logic. Basic formal concepts are explained, the paraphrasing of words into symbols is treated at some length, and a testing procedure is given for truth-function logic along with a complete proof procedure for the logic of quantifiers. Fully one third of this revised edition is new, and presents a nearly complete turnover in crucial techniques of testing and proving, some change of notation, and some updating of terminology. The study is intended primarily as a convenient encapsulation of minimum essentials, but concludes by giving brief glimpses of further matters
Pursuit of truth by W. V Quine( Book )
46 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 8 languages and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pursuit of truth is a quest that links observation, theory, and the world. Various faulty efforts to forge such links have led to much intellectual confusion. Quine's efforts to get beyond the confusion begin by rejecting the very idea of binding together word and thing, rejecting the focus on the isolated word. For him, observation sentences and theoretical sentences are the alpha and omega ofthe scientific enterprise. Notions like "idea" and "meaning" are vague, but a sentence-now there's something you can sink your teeth into. Starting thus with sentences, Quine sketches an epistemological setting for the pursuit of truth. He proceeds to show how reification and reference contribute to the elaborate structure that can indeed relate science to its sensory evidence. --From publisher's description
Ontological relativity, and other essays by W. V Quine( Book )
49 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quine a développé ici sa théorie selon laquelle la philosophie de la connaissance et des sciences est elle-même une activité scientifique corrigée par les autres sciences, et non par une philosophie première fondée sur une métaphysique
The structure of language : readings in the philosophy of language by Jerry A Fodor( Book )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theories and things by W. V Quine( Book )
45 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The web of belief by W. V Quine( Book )
34 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Noam Chomsky; critical essays by Gilbert Harman( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected logic papers by W. V Quine( Book )
25 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of 23 papers on mathematical logic covering such subjects as set theory, proof theory, truth functions, techniques of deduction, and other topics, written between 1934 and 1960
The roots of reference by W. V Quine( Book )
39 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on the philosophy of W.V. Quine ( Book )
7 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical problems today Problèmes philosophiques d'aujourd'hui by Peter Kemp( )
10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume 1 in the new series, Philosophical Problems Today, contains articles on standard problems in European and American philosophy. Quine writes on truth and discusses various difficulties connected with the clear definition of the correspondence theory of truth. Strawson, in his articles on individuals, disputes the empiricist test for the status of entity of object. Sufficient identity-conditions are satisfied by a much wider range of objects. The concept of meaning is further extended and differentiated in the article by Habermas on speech acts and actions. The notion of communicative action is central to his argument. The study of formalism, by Agazzi, is in an important sense also a study of meaning. Although for the most part developed within mathematics, formal ways of thinking have been a basic tenet within philosophy and science ever since Aristotle. In his article, Ricoeur observes that the present philosophy of history no longer engages in the speculative system building as presented in the philosophy of Hegel, Marx and Toynbee. Our philosophy of history is rather a critical reflection of various issues connected with the transmission of historical meaning
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Alternative Names
Kuaĭn, Uillard van Ormen
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Куайн, Уиллард Ван Орман 1908-2000
קואיין, ו. ו. א.
קווין, וילרד ון אורמן 1908-2000
קוין, וילרד ון אורמן 1908-2000
ويلارد كواين، 1908-2000
クワイン, W. O
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クワイン, ウィラード・ヴァン・オーマン
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