By Gary Ebbs

Carnap, Quine, and Putnam held that during our pursuit of fact we will be able to do no larger than to begin within the heart, counting on already-established ideals and inferences and making use of our greatest equipment for re-evaluating specific ideals and inferences and arriving at new ones. during this choice of essays, Gary Ebbs translates those thinkers' methodological perspectives within the gentle in their personal philosophical commitments, and within the strategy refutes a few frequent misunderstandings in their perspectives, unearths the genuine strengths in their arguments, and exposes a couple of difficulties that they face. to resolve those difficulties, in lots of of the essays Ebbs additionally develops new philosophical methods, together with new theories of logical fact, language use, reference and fact, fact via conference, realism, trans-theoretical phrases, contract and confrontation, radical trust revision, and contextually a priori statements. His essays might be beneficial for quite a lot of readers in analytic philosophy.

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