Quine’s Metametaphysics

Authored by: Karl Egerton

The Routledge Handbook of Metametaphysics

Print publication date:  July  2020
Online publication date:  July  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138082250
eBook ISBN: 9781315112596
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315112596-4

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Abstract

W. V. Quine stands out as one of the foremost figures of twentieth-century analytic philosophy. This chapter argues that a significant part of his works’ enduring value lies in its contribution to metametaphysics, including how some more contentious aspects of Quine’s thought are indispensable to it; I problematise the widespread belief that one can isolate basic elements of Quine’s metametaphysics without eroding their warrant.

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