The Question That Quine Refused To Answer.

By Robert Hanna

W.V.O. Quine (1908–2000)

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The Question That Quine Refused To Answer

In 1998, at The World Philosophy Congress in Boston, W.V.O. Quine, the leading Analytic philosopher of the second half of the 20th century, was asked by a New York Times reporter: “what have we learned from philosophy in the twentieth century?”

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[i] S. Boxer, “Think Tank; At the End of a Century of Philosophizing, the Answer is Don’t Ask,” New York Times (15 August 1998), available online at URL = <https://www.nytimes.com/1998/08/15/arts/think-tank-at-the-end-of-a-century-of-philosophizing-the-answer-is-don-t-ask.html>.

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