Quine's philosophy of science

Synthese 19 (1-2):3 - 13 (1968)
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This article is mainly concerned to summarise a fairly well articulated position on the philosophy of science which may be extracted from scattered passages in quine's "word and object." (1) there is no sharp line between philosophy and science, Or between science and mathematics, Or between science and common sense. (2) abstract mathematical entities are theoretical posits just as electrons are. (3) epistemology is a branch of biology. (4) quine's earlier instrumentalism has given way to a scientific realism. (5) quine's philosophy of space-Time is briefly discussed. (6) an extensional language is adequate for science

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Quine on Natural Kinds.Hugh T. Wilder - 1972 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 50 (3):263 – 270.

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Reply to Professor Marcus.W. V. Quine - 1961 - Synthese 13 (4):323 - 330.

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