MURAL - Maynooth University Research Archive Library



    Analyticity and the Deviant Logician: Williamson’s Argument from Disagreement


    Flanagan, Brian (2013) Analyticity and the Deviant Logician: Williamson’s Argument from Disagreement. Acta Analytica, 28 (3). pp. 345-352. ISSN 0353-5150

    [img]
    Preview
    Download (121kB) | Preview


    Share your research

    Twitter Facebook LinkedIn GooglePlus Email more...



    Add this article to your Mendeley library


    Abstract

    One way to discredit the suggestion that a statement is true just in virtue of its meaning is to observe that its truth is the subject of genuine disagreement. By appealing to the case of the unorthodox philosopher, Timothy Williamson has recast this response as an argument foreclosing any appeal to analyticity. Reconciling Quine’s epistemological holism with his treatment of the ‘deviant logician’, I show that we may discharge the demands of charitable interpretation even while attributing trivial semantic error to Williamson’s philosophers. Williamson’s effort to generalize the argument from disagreement therefore fails.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Analyticity; Disagreement; Epistemological holism; Williamson, Timothy Quine; Willard Van Orman;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 8917
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12136-012-0172-2
    Depositing User: Brian Flanagan
    Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 14:08
    Journal or Publication Title: Acta Analytica
    Publisher: Springer
    Refereed: Yes
    URI:

    Repository Staff Only(login required)

    View Item Item control page

    Downloads

    Downloads per month over past year