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by Justintruth
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Quine Being Wrong on Ontology Confuses Discusions on Fundamentalism
Replies: 11
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Re: Quine Being Wrong on Ontology Confuses Discusions on Fundamentalism

[quote="Wyman"]When Quine asked 'What is there?' he was asking 'What exists' or perhaps 'What are we justified in believing exists?'. So I cannot see how he differs from you. RESPONSE: My opinion : Ontology can be summed up in one question "What do you mean when you say "that" something is"? Quine's...
by Justintruth
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Quine Being Wrong on Ontology Confuses Discusions on Fundamentalism
Replies: 11
Views: 1385

Quine Being Wrong on Ontology Confuses Discusions on Fundamentalism

Quine famously declared that the problem of ontology was an answer to a simple question "What is there?" I believe that this is exactly wrong and has had disastrous consequences for analytic philosophy. It is possible to consider "what" something is and when you do, you consider its "nature". You st...