Logic & Philosophy of Science


Richard Creath
Department of Philosophy, Arizona State University

“The Arc of an Argument: Issues and Changes in Quine's Views on Analyticity”

Philosophers tend to think of arguments as timeless creatures, but in fact they grow and change and sometimes disappear.� In this talk I trace the development of the Quine-Carnap argument over analyticity from its earliest years to the present (sic!).� I stress the changes in the two positions and try to determine whether significant differences remain.

Friday, October 6, 2000
SST 777, 3 pm

Wine & Cheese reception to follow