Ideas from 'Epistemology Naturalized' by Willard Quine [1968], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Ontological Relativity and Other Essays' by Quine,Willard [Columbia 1969,0-231-08357-2]].

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6. Mathematics / C. Sources of Mathematics / 6. Logicism / d. Logicism critique
Mathematics reduces to set theory (which is a bit vague and unobvious), but not to logic proper
13. Knowledge Criteria / C. External Justification / 9. Naturalised Epistemology
You can't reduce epistemology to psychology, because that presupposes epistemology
We should abandon a search for justification or foundations, and focus on how knowledge is acquired
If we abandon justification and normativity in epistemology, we must also abandon knowledge
Without normativity, naturalized epistemology isn't even about beliefs
Epistemology is a part of psychology, studying how our theories relate to our evidence
19. Language / A. Nature of Meaning / 1. Meaning
Inculcations of meanings of words rests ultimately on sensory evidence
19. Language / E. Analyticity / 4. Analytic/Synthetic Critique
In observation sentences, we could substitute community acceptance for analyticity