Analytic Philosophy

W.V.O. Quine

How did W.V.O. Quine naturalize epistemology?

He did not think that knowledge could have a foundation apart from science, and that instead of philosophical epistemology there should be a scientific explanation of how we construct our web of knowledge and why and how that web is successful.

Quine had a flexible view of knowledge and thought that theoretical terms did not have definite or fixed meanings, that translation was “indeterminate,” and that it was unclear how words referred to objects.


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