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Word and Object Willard Van Orman Quine

Word and Object

Willard Van Orman Quine

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Language consists of dispositions, socially instilled, to respond observably tosocially observable stimuli. Such is the point of view from which a noted philosopher and logicianexamines the notion of meaning and the linguistic mechanisms of objectiveMoreLanguage consists of dispositions, socially instilled, to respond observably tosocially observable stimuli. Such is the point of view from which a noted philosopher and logicianexamines the notion of meaning and the linguistic mechanisms of objective reference. In the courseof the discussion, Professor Quine pinpoints the difficulties involved in translation, brings tolight the anomalies and conflicts implicit in our languages referential apparatus, clarifiessemantic problems connected with the imputation of existence, and marshals reasons for admitting orrepudiating each of various categories of supposed objects. He argues that the notion of alanguage-transcendent sentence-meaning must on the whole be rejected- meaningful studies in thesemantics of reference can only be directed toward substantially the same language in which they areconducted.