Author:Willard Van Orman Quine

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Willard Van Orman Quine
an American analytic philosopher and logician.
Willard Van Orman Quine



  • 1934 A system of logistic. (Renewal: R292343)
  • 1951 (1940). Mathematical Logic. Harvard Univ. Press. ISBN 0-674-55451-5. (Renewal: RE037520) (Covering new matter in the 1951 edition only)
  • 1966. Selected Logic Papers. New York: Random House.
  • 1970. The Web of Belief. New York: Random House.
  • 1980 (1941). Elementary Logic. Harvard Univ. Press. ISBN 0-674-24451-6.
  • 1982 (1950). Methods of Logic. Harvard Univ. Press. (Renewal: RE004447)
  • 1980 (1953). From a Logical Point of View; 9 logico-philosophical essays.. Harvard Univ. Press. ISBN 0-674-32351-3. (Renewal: RE095586) and (Renewal: RE440468) (Covering new material in the 1961 edition)
    1. On What There Is :1-19.
    2. Two Dogmas of Empiricism:20-46.[1]
    3. The Problem of Meaning in Linguistics:47-64.
    4. Identity, Ostension, and Hypostasis:65-79.
    5. New Foundations for Mathematical Logic:80-101.
    6. Logic and the Reification of Universals:102-129.
    7. Notes on the Theory of Reference:130-138.
    8. Reference and Modality:139-159.
    9. Meaning and Existential Inference:160-167.
  • 1960 Word and Object. MIT Press; ISBN 0-262-67001-1. The closest thing Quine wrote to a philosophical treatise. Chpt. 2 sets out the indeterminacy of translation thesis.
  • 1976 (1966). The Ways of Paradox. Harvard Univ. Press.
  • 1969 Ontological Relativity and Other Essays. Columbia Univ. Press. ISBN 0-231-08357-2. Contains chapters on ontological relativity, naturalized epistemology and natural kinds.
  • 1969 (1963). Set Theory and Its Logic. Harvard Univ. Press. (Renewal: RE539075)
  • 1985 The Time of My Life - An Autobiography. Cambridge, The MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-17003-5. 1986: Harvard Univ. Press.
  • 1986 (1970). The Philosophy of Logic. Harvard Univ. Press.
  • 1987 Quiddities: An Intermittently Philosophical Dictionary. Harvard Univ. Press. ISBN 0-14-012522-1. A work of essays, many subtly humorous, for lay readers, very revealing of the breadth of his interests.
  • 1992 (1990). Pursuit of Truth. Harvard Univ. Press. A short, lively synthesis of his thought for advanced students and general readers not fooled by its simplicity. ISBN 0-674-73951-5.

Important articles[edit]

  • 1946, "Concatenation as a basis for arithmetic." Reprinted in his Selected Logic Papers. Harvard Univ. Press.
  • 1948, "On What There Is," Review of Metaphysics. Reprinted in his 1953 From a Logical Point of View. Harvard University Press.
  • 1951, "Two Dogmas of Empiricism," The Philosophical Review 60: 20-43. Reprinted in his 1953 From a Logical Point of View. Harvard University Press.
  • 1956, "Quantifiers and Propositional Attitudes," Journal of Philosophy 53. Reprinted in his 1976 Ways of Paradox. Harvard Univ. Press: 185-96.
  • 1969, "Epistemology Naturalized" in Ontological Relativity and Other Essays. New York: Columbia University Press: 69-90.


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