Review Questions For Quine: TDE Set 2
- In Section 5 Quine launches his attack on verification theory and reductionism. Briefly summarize Quine's objections to each.
- After giving arguments against the analytic/synthetic distinction and the principle of verification, Quine makes some recommendations for changing the course of empiricism, a prim ary thesis of which is what he calls the "myth" of physical objects. In specific, why does Quine hold that we should believe in the "myth" of physical objects? With what other philosopher's position might his position in this regard compare?
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