WILLARD VAN ORMAN QUINE. Nilay MEYDAN – Selda AKKULAK. 1- INTRODUCTION.
Nilay MEYDAN – Selda AKKULAK
Willard Van Orman Quine (1908–2000) worked in theoretical philosophy and in logic. (In practical philosophy, ethics and political philosophy, his contributions are negligible.) He is perhaps best known for his arguments against Logical Empiricism (in particular, its use of the analytic-synthetic distinction).
According to the Verification Theory, a sentence is meaningful just in case its being true would make some difference to the course of our future experience; and a sentence ‘s particular meaning is its verification condition, the set of possible experiences that would tend to show that the sentence was true.