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Working from Within: The Nature and Development of Quine's Naturalism

Sander Verhaegh


During the past few decades, a radical shift has occurred in how philosophers conceive of the relation between science and philosophy. A great number of analytic philosophers have adopted what is commonly called a “naturalistic” approach, arguing that their inquiries ought to be in some sense continuous with science. Where early analytic philosophers often relied on a sharp distinction between science and philosophy—the former an empirical discipline concerned with fact, the latter an a priori discipline concerned with meaning—philosophers today largely follow Willard Van Orman Quine (1908–200 ... More

Keywords: Quine, naturalism, analytic philosophy, naturalized epistemology, naturalized metaphysics, analytic-synthetic distinction, Carnap-Quine debate, archive study, metaphilosophy, science and philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190913151
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190913151.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sander Verhaegh, author
Assistant Professor, Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS) at Tilburg University, Netherlands