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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- Spring '07
- Philosophy, Meaning of life, Quine, pragmatic considerations