Willard Van Orman Quine Quotes & Sayings

12 most famous Willard Van Orman Quine quotes and sayings (philosopher). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Willard Van Orman Quine Quotes
“Language is a social art.”
Willard Van Orman Quine Quotes
“One man's observation is another man's closed book or flight of fancy.”
Willard Van Orman Quine Quotes
“Language is conceived in sin and science is its redemption.”
Willard Van Orman Quine Quotes
“Meaning is what essence becomes when it is divorced from the object of reference and wedded to the word.”
Willard Van Orman Quine Quotes
“Physics investigates the essential nature of the world, and biology describes a local bump. Psychology, human psychology, describes a bump on the bump.”
Willard Van Orman Quine Quotes
“To be is to be the value of a variable.”
Willard Van Orman Quine Quotes
“Uncritical semantics is the myth of a museum in which the exhibits are meanings and the words are labels. To switch languages is to change the labels.”
Willard Van Orman Quine Quotes
“The familiar material objects may not be all that is real, but they are admirable examples.”
Willard Van Orman Quine Quotes
“Confusion of sign and object is original sin coeval with the word.”
Willard Van Orman Quine Quotes
“'Ouch' is not independent of social training. One has only to prick a foreigner to appreciate that it is an English word.”

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