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Quine versus DavidsonTruth, Reference, and Meaning$
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Gary Kemp

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199695621

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695621.001.0001

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Living with Naturalism

Living with Naturalism

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(p.150) 5 Living with Naturalism
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Quine versus Davidson
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Gary Kemp

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695621.003.0006

The final chapter examines and dissipates certain pressures that are often felt to afflict Quine or his views. These include the charge that any such view, being a view of anti‐realism about meaning, is self-refuting, as according to a well‐known argument by Paul Boghossian; and worries that the view cannot account for normativity or apparent analyticities. The book closes with a discussion of what might called the world-view of naturalism—the place of vagueness, of intuition, and of the role of regimented language.

Keywords:   Quine, anti‐realism, Boghossian, swampman, analyticity, normativity, vagueness, intuition, regimentation

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