Carnap* replies

Geoffrey Hellman

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In an imagined dialogue between two figures called "Carnap*" and "Quine*" that appeared in the Library of Living Philosophers volume in 1986, certain proposals and clarifications of the linguistic doctrine were offered by Carnap* answering Quinean objections, but these were brushed aside rather breezily in a reply to this dialogue in the same volume by Quine himself. After a brief summary of the questions at issue in that earlier dialogue, Carnap* is here allowed a final reply, introducing yet another variant on his series of more precise formulations of the linguistic doctrine of logical truth and touching on other issues raised both by Quine* in the earlier dialogue and by Quine himself in his reply.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)388-393
Number of pages6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018


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