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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic$
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Stewart Shapiro

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195148770

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195148770.001.0001

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Quine and the Web of Belief

Quine and the Web of Belief

(p.412) Quine and the Web of Belief
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

Michael D. Resnik (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

The chapter presents a largely sympathetic account of W. V. O. Quine’s account of mathematics and logic. The themes of naturalism, confirmational holism, and ontological relativity are discussed in detail, along with the indispensability argument for the truth of mathematical theories and the existence of mathematical objects.

Keywords:   Quine, confirmation, holism, ontological relativity, indispensability argument

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