In favour of the classical Quine on ontology

Kemp, G. (2020) In favour of the classical Quine on ontology. Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 50(2), pp. 223-227. (doi: 10.1017/can.2019.16)

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Abstract

I make a Quinean case that Quine’s ontological relativity marked a wrong turn in his philosophy, that his fundamental commitments point toward the classical view of ontology that was worked out in most detail in his Word and Object (1960). This removes the impetus toward (a version of) structuralism in his later philosophy.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kemp, Dr Gary
Authors: Kemp, G.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:Canadian Journal of Philosophy
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:0045-5091
ISSN (Online):1911-0820
Published Online:28 October 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © The Author(s) 2019
First Published:First published in Canadian Journal of Philosophy 50(2):223-227
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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