On Quine. New Essays.
Oxford: Cambridge University Press, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo. viii + 362pp. Original black cloth with gilt lettering to spine, b&w line drawings. An important collection of twenty essays, including a response essay by Quine. From the publisher, "W. V. Quine is one of the most influential of contemporary philosophers, whose work has ranged broadly across a great number of topics and issues in a career spanning some fifty years. In this collection a group of distinguished philosophers offers a sustained critical evaluation of the full range of Quine's writings. Amongst the topics addressed are interpretation, epistemology, ontology, modality, and mathematical truth. This is very much a 'state of the art' collection that will influence all future discussion of Quine. The contributors include: George Boolos, H.-N. Castaneda, Donald Davidson, Umberto Eco, Dagfinn Follesdal, Bas van Fraassen, James Higginbotham, Charles Parsons, Hilary Putnam, and Barry Stroud. Quine, however, is given the last word, responding to the essays in the final contribution." Some light discolouration to extreme upper edge of top board, top edge a little dusty - otherwise a tight, bright near Fine copy in VG dust jacket. (Dust jacket panels lightly rubbed, spine sunned, inner flaps creased, not clipped). Item #40350