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ABSTRACT. The main objective of this paper is to explore and describe the philosophical consequences of Quine’s naturalized epistemology, Quine’s semantic and confirmational holism, his project of regimenting the language of science into a canonical notation, and his behavioristic notion of stimulus meaning. In the present paper, I focus on the changes in Quine’s attitude toward analyticity, Quine’s rejection of truth by convention, his idea of how language could be regimented to reveal or remove ontological commitments, and his holistic metaphor of our knowledge as consisting of a man-made fabric. pp. 373–378

 

Keywords: Quine, science, language, meaning holism, naturalized epistemology 

SILVIU SERBAN
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