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Willard Van Orman Quine, Professor Emeritus at Harvard University, has been described as the "greatest living English-speaking philosopher." In this series, he takes part in an in-depth personal interview, and a penetrating analysis of his life's work in six panel discussions with some of today's leading philosophers. In discussions with some of today's leading philosophers. In discussions on his most important theses, Quine defends his views against the major criticisms—-past and recent—-to bring his position right up-to-date. Burton Dreben is Edgar Piece Emeritus Professor Philosophy at Harvard University, and Professor of Philosophy at Boston University. He has published in the areas ogl ogic mathematical logic, and the rise analytic philosophy and has co-authored The decision Problem with Warren Goldfarb. He has been a longtime colleague of Professor Quine, and their friendship and philosophical proximity is well-known. Professor Quine defends his critique of modality in this program and provides an explanation of his characterization of logic. HE presents his ontological stance in detail, and discusses his view of, and his association with, the hisotrical development of logic. He then discusses his view of Tarski's famous work on truth, and finally he offers his prescription for how much logic the philosopher should be aware of.

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