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Willard Van Orman Quine

Data urodzenia: 25. Czerwiec 1908
Data zgonu: 25. Grudzień 2000

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Willard Van Orman Quine – amerykański filozof analityczny.

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Cytaty Willard Van Orman Quine

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„We cannot stem linguistic change, but we can drag our feet.“

— Willard van Orman Quine
Context: We cannot stem linguistic change, but we can drag our feet. If each of us were to defy Alexander Pope and be the last to lay the old aside, it might not be a better world, but it would be a lovelier language. Quiddities: An Intermittently Philosophical Dictionary (1987), p. 231

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„Nonbeing must in some sense be, otherwise what is it that there is not? This tangled doctrine might be nicknamed Plato's beard; historically it has proved tough, frequently dulling the edge of Occam's razor.“

— Willard van Orman Quine
Context: Nonbeing must in some sense be, otherwise what is it that there is not? This tangled doctrine might be nicknamed Plato's beard; historically it has proved tough, frequently dulling the edge of Occam's razor. "On What There Is"

„Our argument is not flatly circular, but something like it.“

— Willard van Orman Quine
Context: Our argument is not flatly circular, but something like it. It has the form, figuratively speaking, of a closed curve in space. "Two Dogmas of Empiricism", p. 26

„A fancifully fancyless medium of unvarnished news.“

— Willard van Orman Quine
A mocking title for the 'protocol language' imagined by some of the logical positivists, in "Word and Object (1960), section 1

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„Set theory in sheep's clothing.“

— Willard van Orman Quine
Referring to Second-order logic, in Philosophy of Logic (1970) <!-- , Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. -->

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