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"Language is conceived in sin and science is its redemption." Willard Van Orman Quine
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"Confusion of sign and object is original sin coeval with the word." Willard Van Orman Quine
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"It is one of the consolations of philosophy that the benefit of showing how to dispense with a concept does not hinge on dispensing with it." Willard Van Orman Quine
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"Language is a social art." Willard Van Orman Quine
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"Meaning is what essence becomes when it is divorced from the object of reference and wedded to the word." Willard Van Orman Quine
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"One man's observation is another man's closed book or flight of fancy." Willard Van Orman Quine
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"'Ouch' is not independent of social training. One has only to prick a foreigner to appreciate that it is an English word." Willard Van Orman Quine
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"Physics investigates the essential nature of the world, and biology describes a local bump. Psychology, human psychology, describes a bump on the bump." Willard Van Orman Quine
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"The familiar material objects may not be all that is real, but they are admirable examples." Willard Van Orman Quine
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"To be is to be the value of a variable." Willard Van Orman Quine
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"Uncritical semantics is the myth of a museum in which the exhibits are meanings and the words are labels. To switch languages is to change the labels." Willard Van Orman Quine
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"We do not learn first what to talk about and then what to say about it." Willard Van Orman Quine
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