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The Resource Carnap, Quine, and Putnam on methods of inquiry, Gary Ebbs, Indiana University, Bloomington

Carnap, Quine, and Putnam on methods of inquiry, Gary Ebbs, Indiana University, Bloomington

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Carnap, Quine, and Putnam on methods of inquiry
Title
Carnap, Quine, and Putnam on methods of inquiry
Statement of responsibility
Gary Ebbs, Indiana University, Bloomington
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Carnap, Quine, and Putnam held that in our pursuit of truth we can do no better than to start in the middle, relying on already-established beliefs and inferences and applying our best methods for re-evaluating particular beliefs and inferences and arriving at new ones. In this collection of essays, Gary Ebbs interprets these thinkers' methodological views in the light of their own philosophical commitments, and in the process refutes some widespread misunderstandings of their views, reveals the real strengths of their arguments, and exposes a number of problems that they face. To solve these problems, in many of the essays Ebbs also develops new philosophical approaches, including new theories of logical truth, language use, reference and truth, truth by convention, realism, trans-theoretical terms, agreement and disagreement, radical belief revision, and contextually a priori statements. His essays will be valuable for a wide range of readers in analytic philosophy. --
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ebbs, Gary
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Carnap, Rudolf
  • Quine, W. V.
  • Putnam, Hilary
  • Methodology
  • Hermeneutics
Label
Carnap, Quine, and Putnam on methods of inquiry, Gary Ebbs, Indiana University, Bloomington
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Carnap. Carnap's logical syntax -- Carnap on ontology -- Part II. Carnap and Quine. Carnap and Quine on truth by convention -- Quine's naturalistic explication of Carnap's logic of science -- Part III. Quine. Quine gets the last word -- Reading Quine's claim that definitional abbreviations create synonymies -- Can first-order logical truth be defined in purely extensional terms? -- Reading Quine's claim that no statement is immune to revision -- Part IV. Quine and Putnam. Conditionalization and conceptual change : Chalmers in defense of a dogma -- Truth and transtheoretical terms -- Part V. Putnam. Putnam and the contextually a priori
Control code
ocn970610873
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 278 pages
Isbn
9781107178151
Lccn
2017004160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)970610873
Label
Carnap, Quine, and Putnam on methods of inquiry, Gary Ebbs, Indiana University, Bloomington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Carnap. Carnap's logical syntax -- Carnap on ontology -- Part II. Carnap and Quine. Carnap and Quine on truth by convention -- Quine's naturalistic explication of Carnap's logic of science -- Part III. Quine. Quine gets the last word -- Reading Quine's claim that definitional abbreviations create synonymies -- Can first-order logical truth be defined in purely extensional terms? -- Reading Quine's claim that no statement is immune to revision -- Part IV. Quine and Putnam. Conditionalization and conceptual change : Chalmers in defense of a dogma -- Truth and transtheoretical terms -- Part V. Putnam. Putnam and the contextually a priori
Control code
ocn970610873
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 278 pages
Isbn
9781107178151
Lccn
2017004160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)970610873

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