Willard Van Orman Quine

Willard Van Orman Quine (Juin 25, 1908 – December 25, 2000) (kent tae intimates as "Van")[1] wis an American filosofer an logician in the analytic tradeetion, recognised as "ane o the maist influential philosophers o the twentiet century."[2]

Willard Van Orman Quine
Willard Van Orman Quine
Born25 Juin 1908(1908-06-25)
Akron, Ohio
Died25 December 2000(2000-12-25) (aged 92)
Boston, Massachusetts
Alma materOberlin College (B.A., 1930)
Harvard University (Ph.D., 1932)
Hauf-marrae(s)Naomi Clayton[1]
Marjorie Boynton[1]
AwairdsRolf Schock Prizes in Logic an Filosofie (1993)
Kyoto Prize (1996)
Era20t-century filosofie
RegionWastren Filosofie
InstitutionsHarvard Varsity
Main interests
Logic, ontology, epistemology, filosofie o leid, filosofie o mathematics, filosofie o science, set theory
Notable ideas
New Foondations, indeterminacy o translation, naituralised epistemology, ontological relativity, Quine's paradox, Duhem–Quine thesis, Quine–Putnam indispensability thesis, radical translation, inscrutability o reference, confirmation holism, Quine–McCluskey algorithm, Plato's beard
Willard Van Orman Quine
Scientific career
ThesisThe Logic of Sequences: A Generalization of Principia Mathematica (Scots: The Logic o Sequences: A Generalisation o Principia Mathematica) (1932)
Doctoral advisorAlfred North Whitehead
Doctoral studentsDonald Davidson, Hubert Dreyfus, David Lewis, Daniel Dennett, Gilbert Harman, Dagfinn Føllesdal, Hao Wang


  1. a b c O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F. (October 2003), "Willard Van Orman Quine", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St AndrewsCS1 maint: ref=harv (link).
  2. "W. V. Quine, Philosopher Who Analyzed Language and Reality, Dies at 92"