Quine and epistemology

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Lars Bergström: Quine and the a priori. Many philosophers believe that W.V. Quine says or implies that there is no a priori knowledge. It is argued here, on the contrary, that there is indeed a priori justification and that this claim is quite consistent with Quine’s philosophy. Quine’s views on analyticity are also explained and a Quinean notion of analyticity is proposed. The question of whether a posteriori justification and epistemological coherentism is justified a priori is also discussed. A priori and a posteriori justification are not mutually exclusive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to W. V. O. Quine
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781118607992
ISBN (Print)9780470672105
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


  • A priori truths
  • Elimnativism
  • Empiricism
  • Epistemology
  • Naturalized epistemology
  • Positivism


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