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Quine on Exile and Acquiescence

Barry Stroud

in Meaning, Understanding, and Practice

Published in print July 2002 | ISBN: 9780199252145
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598487 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199252149.003.0010
 Quine on Exile and Acquiescence

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Discusses Quine's views on the impossibility of taking up a vantage point outside conceptual schemes (linguistic frameworks). It explores issues in Quine's theory of language, among which are the theory of the inscrutability of reference and the doctrine of ‘being at home’ in our language.

Keywords: conceptual schemes; inscrutability of reference; Quine

Chapter.  8094 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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