Logic Without Metaphysics.
And Other Essays in the Philosophy of Science.Glencoe, Illinois: The Free Press, 1956 Stock Code: 132999
Presentation copy to QuineFirst edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to the American philosopher Willard Van Orman Quine (1908-2000), "To Van, with warm regards Ernest". Ernest Nagel (1901-1985) was a major contributor to the field of logical positivism, a field that influenced Quine, yet also one that he criticized. Logic Without Metaphysics is a collection of essays and reviews, all but one previously published, with an introduction by Nagel in which he provides a neat summary of his views and addresses the particular philosophical challenges presented during the inter-war years.
Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in green and gilt, reddish-brown endpapers, top edge yellow. With dust jacket.
A near-fine copy, head of spine bruised and a little sunned, minor ink mark to spine panel of jacket and very light nicking and creasing at extremities.
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