Saturday, March 27, 2010

WV Quine Quote

"The lore of our fathers is a fabric of sentences. In our hands it
develops and changes, through more or less arbitary and deliberate
revisions and additions of our own, more or less directly occasioned
by the continuing stimulations of our sense organs. It is a pale grey
lore black with fact and white with convention but i have found no
substantial reasons that there are any quite black threads in it, or
any white ones"



  1. An interesting quote - where was it published?

  2. It's from 'Carnap and Logical Truth'. I think I got it from Ways of Paradox originally, it's also available through this link

    It's one of those quotes that's really stayed with me from my post- graduate philosophy days, a beautifully framed thought.