© 1969

Words and Objections

Essays on the Work of W. V. Quine

  • Donald Davidson
  • Jaakko Hintikka

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Donald Davidson, Jaakko Hintikka
    Pages 1-2
  3. J. J. C. Smart
    Pages 3-13
  4. Erik Stenius
    Pages 27-52
  5. Noam Chomsky
    Pages 53-68
  6. Jaakko Hintikka
    Pages 69-81
  7. P. F. Strawson
    Pages 97-117
  8. H. P. Grice
    Pages 118-145
  9. P. T. Geach
    Pages 146-157
  10. Donald Davidson
    Pages 158-174
  11. Dagfinn Føllesdal
    Pages 175-185
  12. Wilfrid Sellars
    Pages 186-205
  13. David Kaplan
    Pages 206-242
  14. George Berry
    Pages 243-277
  15. W. V. Quine
    Pages 292-352
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 353-373

About this book


It is gratifying to see that philosophers' continued interest in Words and Objections has been so strong as to motivate a paperback edition. This is gratifying because it vindicates the editors' belief in the permanent im­ portance of Quine's philosophy and in the value of the papers com­ menting on it which were collected in our volume. Apart from a couple of small corrections, only one change has been made. The list of Professor Quine's writings has been brought up to date. The editors cannot claim any credit for this improvement, however. We have not tried to imitate the Library of Living Philosophers volumes and to include Professor Quine's autobiography in this volume, but we are fortunate to publish here his brand-new auto bibliography. 1975 THE EDITORS TABLE OF CONTENTS V PREFACE 1 EDITORIAL INTRODUCTION 1. 1. C. SMAR T / Quine's Philosophy of Science 3 GILBERT HARMAN / An Introduction to 'Translation and Meaning', Chapter Two of Word and Object 14 ERIK STENIUS / Beginning with Ordinary Things 27 NOAM CHOMSKY / Quine's Empirical Assumptions 53 1AAKKO HINTIKKA / Behavioral Criteria of Radical Translation 69 BARRY STROUD / Conventionalism and the Indeterminacy of Translation 82 P. F. STRA WSON / Singular Terms and Predication 97 118 H. P. GRICE / Vacuous Names P. T.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Donald Davidson
    • 1
  • Jaakko Hintikka
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Princeton UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of HelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.Stanford UniversityUSA

About the editors

Jaakko Hintikka is the author or co-author of thirty volumes and of some 300 scholarly articles in mathematical and philosophical logic, epistemology, language theory, philosophy of science, history of ideas and history of philosophy, including Aristotle, Descartes, Leibniz, Kant, Peirce, The Bloomsbury Group, Husserl and Wittgenstein. He has also been active in international scholarly organizations, most recently as the First Vice-President of FISP, Vice-President of IIP and Co-Chair of the American Organizing Committee of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal Synthese and the Managing Editor of Synthese Library since 1965.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Words and Objections
  • Book Subtitle Essays on the Work of W. V. Quine
  • Editors D. Davidson
    Jaakko Hintikka
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1969
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-0074-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-277-0602-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-010-1709-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 373
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Logic
    Philosophy of Language
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