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Course Notes: W.V.O. Quine, “Ontological Relativity” (1968)

Course Notes: W.V.O. Quine, “Ontological Relativity” (1968)

The thesis of Ontological Relativity – that what exists is relative – is only intelligible if one first understands Quine’s arguments for the indeterminacy of translation, presented in great detail in his book, Word and Object (1960) and rehearsed briefly in the early...