Publication

Rafts, Boats, and Cruise Ships: Naturalism and holism in Quine’s philosophy

Verhaegh, S., 2015, [Groningen]: University of Groningen. 277 p.

Research output: ThesisThesis fully internal (DIV)Academic

APA

Verhaegh, S. (2015). Rafts, Boats, and Cruise Ships: Naturalism and holism in Quine’s philosophy. [Groningen]: University of Groningen.

Author

Verhaegh, Sander. / Rafts, Boats, and Cruise Ships : Naturalism and holism in Quine’s philosophy. [Groningen] : University of Groningen, 2015. 277 p.

Harvard

Verhaegh, S 2015, 'Rafts, Boats, and Cruise Ships: Naturalism and holism in Quine’s philosophy', Doctor of Philosophy, University of Groningen, [Groningen].

Standard

Rafts, Boats, and Cruise Ships : Naturalism and holism in Quine’s philosophy. / Verhaegh, Sander.

[Groningen] : University of Groningen, 2015. 277 p.

Research output: ThesisThesis fully internal (DIV)Academic

Vancouver

Verhaegh S. Rafts, Boats, and Cruise Ships: Naturalism and holism in Quine’s philosophy. [Groningen]: University of Groningen, 2015. 277 p.


BibTeX

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abstract = "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 (1908-2000) in his seminal rejection of this distinction as well as in his reconstruction of their discipline in naturalistic terms, thereby propagating a thorough, scientifically informed, philosophy. This book offers a historical study of Quine’s naturalism. It provides a detailed reconstruction of Quine’s development, a novel interpretation of his arguments, and a systematic investigation into the presuppositions underlying his position. As such this dissertation aims to contribute to the rapidly developing historiography of analytic philosophy as well as to a better, historically informed, understanding of what is philosophically at stake in the contemporary naturalistic turn.",
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