Carnap and Quine Reassessed

October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017
Department of Philosophy, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Central Classroom Building 303
Central Classroom Building, 10th Street
Denver 80204
United States

All speakers:

Richard Creath
Arizona State University
Gary Ebbs
Indiana University
Warren Goldfarb
Harvard University
Peter Hylton
University of Illinois, Chicago
Andrew Lugg
University of Ottawa
Lydia Patton
Virginia Tech
University of Pittsburgh
Thomas Ricketts
University of Pittsburgh
Sander Verhaegh
TiLPS, Tilburg University

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Sean Morris
Metropolitan State University of Denver

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Rudolf Carnap (1891–1970) and W. V. Quine (1908–2000) are towering figures of twentieth century philosophy, now often remembered most for their famed debate over the analytic/synthetic distinction.  Increasingly though, some scholars have been drawing more attention towards their shared philosophical influences and assumptions, for example, that both cite Russell as a central influence on their early work and that both espouse a version of scientific philosophy.  This conference will emphasize this approach to interpreting them.  It aims at a better understanding of their philosophical relationship to each other as well as to the analytic tradition as a whole.


If you would like to attend, please contact Sean Morris at MSU Denver.

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