Understanding the Philosophy of W.V.O. Quine
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We represented a threat to their entire worldview, what the philosopher W.V.O. Quine
calls a "web of belief" in which all of one's values and beliefs hang together and when one thread is broken, the whole web threatens to fall apart.
argues that quantified modal logic (QML) has the consequence of commitment to Aristotelian essentialism--the position that objects have some of their characteristics essentially and others accidentally.
Moving from Harvard to Berkeley to Harvard in the fifties and sixties, Cavell's story includes Robert Lowell, Roger Sessions, Milton Babbitt, W.V.O. Quine
, John Rawls, Terrence Malick, Paul de Man, and Jacques Derrida, often in brief, but sometimes extended and vivid, episodes.
La aparicion en 1951 del articulo de W.V.O. Quine
"Two Dogmas of Empiricism" marco un punto de inflexion en las discusiones cercanas a la filosofia de la ciencia, la filosofia del lenguaje y la filosofia analitica en general.
(14.) Ryle, The Concept of Mind, chapter 7 "Sensation and Observation," pp.199-244, and W.V.O. Quine
, "Two Dogmas of Empiricism,"in W.V.O.
Later he read W.V.O. Quine
and became a devotee of Donald Davidson.
philosopher and logician, W.V.O. Quine
. (13) According to Quine, the
(19.) See PIERRE DUHEM, TO SAVE THE PHENOMENA: AN ESSAY ON THE IDEA OF PHYSICAL THEORY FROM PLATO TO GALILEO (Edmund Dolan & Chaninah Maschier trans., 1969) (1908); W.V.O. Quine
, Two Dogmas of Empiricism, 60 PHIL.
Ayer and W.v.O. Quine
managed to muddle the already murky waters of the Circle's provenance - consider the nearly free-for-all genealogy presented in the 'manifesto' (Carnap, Hahn, and Neurath ) - by reading the background of their own tradition into the philosophies they encountered during their visits to Vienna.