QUINE, W(illard) V(an Orman) (1908- ), American philosopher, known for
his work in mathematical logic and his contributions to a pragmatic theory of knowledge.
Born in Akron, Ohio, Quine was educated at Oberlin College and at Harvard University,
where he became a member of the faculty in 1936.Quine has made major contributions in set
theory, a branch of mathematical logic concerned with the relationship between classes.
His published works include* Mathematical Logic* (1940), *From a Logical Point of
View* (1953), *Word and Object* (1960), *Set Theory and Its Logic* (1963),
and Quiddities (1987).

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