Quine’s Philosophy of logic and mathematics

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Thomas Kelly, “Quine and Epistemology”: For Quine, as for many canonical philosophers since Descartes, epistemology stands at the very center of philosophy. In this chapter, I discuss some central themes in Quine’s epistemology. I attempt to provide some historical context for Quine’s views, in order to make clear why they were seen as such radical challenges to then prevailing orthodoxies within analytic philosophy. I also highlight aspects of his views that I take to be particularly relevant to contemporary epistemology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to W. V. O. Quine
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781118607992
ISBN (Print)9780470672105
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


  • A priori knowledge
  • Abstract objects
  • Indispensability argument
  • Nominalism
  • Ontological commitment
  • Philosophy of mathematics
  • Quantification


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