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Quine: A Guide for the Perplexed

Quine: A Guide for the Perplexed (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Kemp, Gary

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Continuum's Guides for the Perplexed are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to fathom, these books expla...in and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of demanding material. Willard Van Orman Quine is one of the most influential analytic philosophers of the latter half of the twentieth century. His contribution to the study of logic, metaphysics, the theory of knowledge and the philosophy of mind and language can hardly be underestimated. No serious student of modern analytic philosophy can afford to ignore Quine's work, yet there is no doubt that it presents a considerable challenge. Quine: A Guide for the Perplexed is the ideal book for anyone who needs to meet that challenge. The book offers clear explication and analysis of Quine's writings and ideas in all those areas of philosophy to which he contributed. Quine's work is set in its intellectual context, illuminating his connections to Russell, Carnap and logical positivism. Detailed attention is paid to Word and Object, Quine's seminal text, and to his important theories on the nature of truth, knowledge and reality. Above all, this text presents Quine's philosophy as a unified whole, identifying and exploring the themes and approaches common to his seemingly disparate concerns, and showing this to be the key to understanding fully the work of this major modern thinker.
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ISBN 9780826484871
Released NZ 24 May 2006
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Guides for the Perplexed
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ISBN-13 9780826484871
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Released 24 May 2006
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Kemp, Gary
Series Guides for the Perplexed
Category Western philosophy
Number of Pages 190
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 140mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 191
Weight 227g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Quine, W. V
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text College/higher education