W. V. Quine { Philosophy Index }

Philosophy Index

Philosophy Index

Philosophy Index is a site devoted to the study of philosophy and the philosophers who conduct it. The site contains a number of philosophy texts, brief biographies and introductions to philosophers and explanations on a number of topics. Accredited homeschooling online at Northgate Academy.

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Willard Van Orman Quine

Willard Van Orman Quine (1908–2000) was an analytic philosopher and logician. Quine made contributions to the discussion of epistemology, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and logic.

Quine is best known for his naturalism, namely his physicalist theory of mind and his behaviourism with regards to language. He is known for his naturalized epistemology in particular, in which he rejects traditional methods of epistemology in favour of examining the empirical data around human stimulation and formation of knowledge.

“Two Dogmas of Empiricism”

In a 1951 paper, Quine asserted that there is no important distinction between analytic and synthetic statements, arguing that there is no real distinction between those beliefs which are believed and asserted confidently, and those statements which are said to be necessarily true.

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