David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 35 (4):654 - 677 (1999)
Would be fairer to call Peirce’s philosophy of language “extensionalist” or “intensionalist”? The extensionalisms of Carnap and Quine are examined, and Peirce’s view is found to be prima facie similar, except for his commitment to the importance of “hypostatic abstraction”. Rather than dismissing this form of abstraction (famously derided by Molière) as useless scholasticism, Peirce argues that it represents a crucial (though largely unnoticed) step in much working inference. This, it is argued, allows Peirce to transcend the extensionalist-intensionalist dichotomy itself, through his unique triadic analysis of reference and meaning, by transcending the distinction between (as Quine put it) “things” and “attributes”.
|Keywords||Peirce extension intension Quine Carnap|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
J. M. Katz (1990). The Domino Theory. Philosophical Studies 58 (1-2):3-39.
I. Hanzel (2006). Frege, the Identity ofSinnand Carnap's Intension. History and Philosophy of Logic 27 (3):229-247.
Jaroslav Peregrin, Scott Soames, Beyond Rigidity, The Unfinished Semantic Agenda of Naming and Necessity, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002, Ix + 379 Pp. [REVIEW]
Eric J. Loomis (2006). Empirical Equivalence in the Quine-Carnap Debate. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 87 (4):499–508.
Paul A. Gregory (2003). Two Dogmas'–All Bark and No Bite? Carnap and Quine on Analyticity. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 67 (3):633–648.
Richard Creath (1998). Quine and the Limit Assumption in Peirce's Theory of Truth. Philosophical Studies 90 (2):109-112.
Roderick M. Chisholm (1955). A Note on Carnap's Meaning Analysis. Philosophical Studies 6 (6):87-88.
William H. Berge (1995). Carnap and Translational Indeterminacy. Synthese 105 (1):115 - 121.
Paul Gregory (2003). 'Two Dogmas'--All Bark and No Bite? Carnap and Quine on Analyticity. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 67 (3):633 - 648.
Paul Gregory (2003). Putting the Bite Back Into. Principia 7 (1-2):115-129.
Archie J. Bahm (1946). Intension and Extension. New Scholasticism 20 (2):183-183.
Sylvester J. Hartman (1946). Intension and Extension. New Scholasticism 20 (4):368-373.
Robert G. Meyers (2002). Peirce's Extension of Empiricism. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 38 (1/2):137 - 154.
Robert Sinclair (2012). Quine and Conceptual Pragmatism. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 48 (3):335-355.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads162 ( #23,860 of 1,934,374 )
Recent downloads (6 months)45 ( #12,276 of 1,934,374 )
How can I increase my downloads?