Becker's Quine Book forthcoming from Cambridge
Ed Becker's book The Themes of Quine's Philosophy: Meaning, Reference, and Knowledge is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. Ed's book has five chapters. The first four explain Quine's views on conventionalism, the linguistic theory of the a priori, the analytic-synthetic distinction, the indeterminacy of translation, and ontological relativity. The last chapter is constructively critical of Quine; it argues against the indeterminacy of translation and the inscrutability of reference and attempts to show that the analytic-synthetic distinction can be rehabilitated using the analytical apparatus developed in Word and Object.