Empiricism without dogmas: a comment on Quine’s critique to logical positivism
In his celebrated essay Two Dogmas of Empiricism, Quine rejects the traditional postulates of logical positivism, namely the analytic- synthetic distinction and the doctrine of verifiability of singular statements. A first consequence is the impossibility of invalidating any statement and a form of holism. The second consequence is pragmatism. Quine’s arguments echo those of some cultural anthropology. We remark on the role of Philosophy as activity.
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