Some notes on neurath's ship and quine's sailors

Eduardo Rabossi


This paper is intended as a set of notes on the philosophical use of meta-phors, similes, analogies, and the like (Part I), the analysis of Neurath-Quine’s famous nautical metaphor (Part II), and a discussion of Quine’s views concerning the revisability of beliefs, common sense convictions, and the Continuity Thesis (Part III).


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Principia: an internationnal journal of epistemology
Published by NEL - Epistemology and Logic Research Group
Federal University of Santa Catarina - UFSC
Center of Philosophy and Human Sciences – CFH
Campus Reitor João David Ferreira Lima
Florianópolis, Santa Catarina - Brazil
CEP: 88040-900

 ISSN: 1414-4217
EISSN: 1808-171