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Quine on Ontology, Necessity, and Experience
A Philosophical Critique
Quine on Ontology, Necessity, and Experience
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Ilham Dilman - Author
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Hardcover - 138 pages
Release Date: June 1984
ISBN10: 0-87395-761-X
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-761-8

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Paperback - 138 pages
Release Date: June 1984
ISBN10: 0-87395-760-1
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-760-1

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Summary

This study is a critique of Quine's views on three interrelated topics that figure prominently in his work and on which he has developed very distinctive opinions. Dr. Dilman provides detailed criticism of these views and contrasts them with Wittgenstein's understanding of the same topics. Throughout this systematic analysis, the author questions basic assumptions on which the Quinean edifice rests.

The book argues that Quine's notion of ontology is riddled with inconsistencies and singles out examples for discussion. It argues that Quine's rejection of the distinction between necessary and contingent truths is unwarranted, and that the notion of analyticity, in terms of which he conducts this discussion, is a red herring. And it argues that the notion of experience and subordinate notion of the senses, which Quine uses to discuss the confirmation of propositions and to expound his brand of empiricism, are crude.

Ilham Dilman is Reader in Philosophy at the University of College of Swansea, Wales. He is the author of Studies of Language and Reason, Morality and the Inner Life: A Study in Plato's Gorgias, Matter and Mind: Two Essays in Epistemology, Induction and Deduction: A Study in Wittgenstein, and Sense and Delusion (with D.Z. Phillips).


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Table of Contents

Preface

1. Quine's Conception of Ontology

2. Ontology, Language and Existence

3. Language, Theory and Belief

4. Are the Universals?

5. Are there Logical Truths?

6. Language and Experience

Summary of the Book
Notes
Bibliography
Index



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