Quine on Hume and the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction

Philosophia 39 (2):369-373 (2011)
W. V. O. Quine’s assault on the analytic/synthetic distinction is one of the most celebrated events in the history of twentieth century philosophy. This paper shines a light on Quine’s own understanding of the history of this distinction. More specifically, this paper argues, contrary to what seems to be the received view, that Quine explicitly recognized a kindred subversive spirit in David Hume
Keywords Quine  Hume  Analytic  Synthetic
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DOI 10.1007/s11406-010-9286-1
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David Hume (2009/2004). An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), The Monist. Oxford University Press 112.
Willard V. O. Quine (1951). Two Dogmas of Empiricism. Philosophical Review 60 (1):20–43.
A. J. Ayer (1952). Language, Truth and Logic. 2nd edition. Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 142:256-256.

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