© 2000

Knowledge, Language and Logic: Questions for Quine

  • Alex Orenstein
  • Petr Kotatko

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 210)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Epistemology and Naturalism

    1. Tadeusz Szubka
      Pages 7-19
    2. Alexander George
      Pages 21-45
    3. A. C. Grayling
      Pages 47-56
    4. Keith Lehrer
      Pages 57-61
    5. Lars Bergström
      Pages 63-79
    6. Roger F. Gibson
      Pages 81-93
    7. Nenad Miscevic
      Pages 95-107
  3. Language and Indeterminacy of Meaning

    1. Louise Antony
      Pages 141-150
    2. Paul Horwich
      Pages 151-162
    3. Peter Pagin
      Pages 163-180
  4. Logic and Problems of Reference

About this book


Quine is one of the twentieth century's most important and influential philosophers. The essays in this collection are by some of the leading figures in their fields and they touch on the most recent turnings in Quine's work. The book also features an essay by Quine himself, and his replies to each of the papers. Questions are raised concerning Quine's views on knowledge: observation, holism, truth, naturalized epistemology; about language: meaning, the indeterminacy of translation, conjecture; and about the philosophy of logic: ontology, singular terms, vagueness, identity, and intensional contexts. Given Quine's preeminent position, this book must be of interest to students of philosophy in general, Quine aficionados, and most particularly to those working in the areas of epistemology, ontology, philosophies of language, of logic, and of science.


Ludwig Wittgenstein Plato epistemology language logic philosophy science truth

Editors and affiliations

  • Alex Orenstein
    • 1
  • Petr Kotatko
    • 2
  1. 1.Queens College and the Graduate CenterCity University of New YorkUSA
  2. 2.The Philosophical Institute of the Czech Academy of SciencesGermany

Bibliographic information