Quine – Peter Hylton [Book Review]

Philosophical Quarterly 59 (237):738-740 (2009)

Rogério Severo
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
This is a review of Peter Hylton's Quine (Routledge, 2007). The review highlights three aspects of the book that make are somewhat novel in the literature: (1) Hylton points out that Quine does not reject the analytic-synthetic distinction altogether, but merely its epistemological use by Carnap and others; (2) that the thesis of indeterminacy of translation is not a central doctrine in Quine's philosophy; and (3) that besides a naturalized epistemology, Quine's philosophy contains also a "naturalized metaphysics".
Keywords Quine  analytic/synthetic distinction  indeterminacy of translation  naturalized metaphysics
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9213.2009.645_1.x
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