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Phil 264 - Quiz 6

Phil 264 - Quiz 6 - disprove a theory_7 Quine believes that...

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Philosophy 264: Quiz #6 True/False: Write T or F by each statement. ___1. Quine believes that statements, taken in isolation from their fellow statements, have determinate meanings. ___2. For Quine, if we are rational, pragmatic considerations guide our theory choice. That is, we endorse those theories that best enable us to make sense of the constant flux of sensory stimulation. ___3. Quine believes that it is possible to devise a non-circular and otherwise adequate characterization of analyticity in terms of cognitive synonymy. ___4. Quine believes that no statement is immune to revision. ___5. Quine is an empiricist. ___6. Quine believes that, in some cases, empirical evidence is sufficient to prove (or
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Unformatted text preview: disprove) a theory. ___7. Quine believes that metaphysics is "continuous with" science in the sense that the same sorts of pragmatic considerations that are relevant to determining which scientific theories to endorse, are also relevant to determining which metaphysical theories to endorse. ___8. Quine is sympathetic to the view that construes word meanings as entities that mediate between words and the world. ___9. Quine is sympathetic to the view that the meaning of an empirical statement is reducible to the sensory experiences that would serve to confirm it. ___10. An "intensional" language is one that contains such concepts as: meaning , proposition , necessity , and possibilit y....
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