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Jill Humphries
University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA 15260-6133)

An Analysis of Quine's Program of Ontological Commitment

To examine the question of ontological commitment, within the context of Quine's proposals (a) ways of avoiding ontological commitment, and (b) his criterion for accepting or rejecting our ontological commitment to various abstract entities.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1976 – 6/30/1977