The Significance of the New Logic
Quine, Willard Van Orman
Carnielli, Walter (EDT)
Cambridge Univ Pr 2020/11
New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2018. Although Quine wrote predominantly in English, in Brazil in 1942 he gave a series of lectures on logic and its philosophy in Portuguese, subsequently published as the book O Sentido da Nova Logica. The book has never before been fully translated into English, and this volume is the first to make its content accessible to Anglophone philosophers.
Provides philosophers, logicians, and historians with a full translation of Quine's 1942 Portuguese language book, making this crucial stage of his intellectual development available to English speakers. It includes an accompanying historical-philosophical essay setting this work in context and identifying its importance for semantics and ontology.
Table of Contents
Editors' introduction Walter Carnielli, Frederique Janssen-Lauret and William Pickering; W. V. O. Quine's philosophical development in the 1930s and 1940s Frederique Janssen-Lauret; The Significance of the New Logic W. V. O. Quine; Appendix. The United States and the revival of logic W. V. O. Quine.