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Quine, Willard Van Orman
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(Jun 25, 1908, Akron, OH – Dec 25, 2000, Boston, MA), the most influential and, in theoretical philosophy, also the most significant postwar American philosopher. Impressed by B. Russell and his works, Quine devoted himself even as an undergraduate at Oberlin College (1926–1931) to what was then the new field of mathematical logic, which he continued to pursue in his Harvard dissertation, under the direction of A.N. Whitehead. After receiving his doctorate in 1932, Quine traveled to Europe, where he m…

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Schütt, Hans-Peter, “Quine, Willard Van Orman”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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