Thursday, April 30, 2015

WILLARD VAN ORMAN QUINE (by Warren Goldfarb)

Van Quine thought that meaning is dead
It’s not just that it ain’t in the head
You can translate one way
But there’s always much play
In construing what others have said

Note: Warren Goldfarb, prosodist extraordinaire, was my philosophical (and logical) mentor when I was an undergraduate at Harvard (1982-1986).  Had it not been for his help and sage advice, I would not be a philosopher, I would not have met my spouse, my children would not exist, and so on.  Ergo: thanks, Warren!

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